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Yeshiva University hiigh School of Brooklyn 

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Why dost thou forget us forever, 
and forsake us for all time? 

(Lamentations 6:20) 

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XT HAS always been youth's prerogative to question. Ail informa- 
tion can be gleaned through the elementary question and answer 
process. In our youth our simple questions on mundane topics were 
easily answered by our superiors. "Why is the sky blue?" Now, our 
quest for knowledge and understanding has grown deeper. We read 
of inexplicable, irrational acts in the newspapers and we question. 
And there is no answer. If, however, our questioning is to cease there 
is no hope for an answer to evolve. If there is nothing asked there 
can be no answer given. It is to the eternal question that we dedi- 
cate this book in the hope that some day mankind's actions will not 
prompt the question "Why?" 

— Gary Epstein 
. « " ' <s ® ^ Seymour Shapiro 











54 BcUanWe Sfaff 

56 General Organization 

59 Student Court 

60 Arista 

62 Bulletin 

63 Topics 

64 Review 

65 Minor Publications 

66 Library 

68 Service Squad 

70 Chagigot 

72 Variety Nite 

74 High School Bowl 

76 Debating 

78 YOC 

80 Math Team 

81 Chess and Checkers 

82 Varsity Basketball 

84 Swimming 

85 Athletics 

89 /. Y. 

90 Intramurals 


93 The Game — Gary Levine 

94 Russia at Night — Arthur Levenglick 

95 The Long Road Nowhere — Judah Freedman 

96 Automation — David Kaufman 

97 Trilogy — Sidney Klein 

98 Doufaf — Gory Levine 

99 Man In A Crowd — Gary Epstein 

1 00 Why? — Joseph Beatus 

101 The Answer — Seymour Shapiro 



Dr. Samuel Belkin, President 


Yeshiva University High School 

i HE ADMINISTRATION has always striven to maintain for the 
Yeshiva the highest possible standards in the curricular, faculty, and 
facility departments. Acting in the capacity of administrator, arbiter, 
and principal, Rabbi Abraham N. ZurofF has worked jointly with the 
General Organization on student problems and has constantly at- 
tempted to bridge the gap between the student and administration. 
It is no wonder that the administration commands the respect and 
admiration of all. 

Rabbi Abraham N. ZurofF 

r.U.H.S.S. Boys 

Rabbi Abraham N. Zuroff, Principal 

y.UH.S.B. Girls 

Rabbi Manfred Fuldo, Administrator 

YVH.S.M. Bo/s 

Rabbi David L. Wernbach, Administrator 

y.U.H.SM- Girls 

Dr. Isaac Lewin, Principal, Hebrew Dept. 

Mr, Martin Lilker, Administrator 

Mr. Sheldon Socol, 
Director, Student Finances. 

Mr, Charles Bendheim, Choirman of 
the Board, Y.U.H.S. 

Mr. Samuel Levine, Executive 
Director Y.U.H.S. 



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Rabbi Pincus Shebshaievitz 

Rabbi Solomon Drillman 

J. HE TALMUD FACULTY, comprised of sincere and dedicated rab- 
bis, devotes the moior portion of Its instruction, of which one-half 
of school time is spent, to the study of Talmud and its commentaries, 
and apportions sufficient time to Bible, Prophets, and Jewish Law. 
The ultimate goal is to impart to each student a well-rounded Jewish 
education while instilling a desire and motivation to continue to learn 
after graduation. The students are grouped according to capability 
and proficiency rather than age, while promotions are based on 
achievement in class and periodic oral Talmud examinations by 
Rabbi Peretz Yogel, Talmud Examiner. The fate of American Jewry 
depends on the success of such a group of learned rabbis. 

Rabbi Baruch Rabinowifz 

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Rabbi Avrohom Cohen 

Rabbi Joseph Epstein 

Rabbi Herbert Bomzer 


Talmud Faculty 

Rabbi Samuel Faivushevitz 



Rabbi Harold Kanatopsky 

Rabbi Samuel Shmidman 

Rabbi Wolf Durchin 

Robfai Zeio Schxissh^'im 

Rabbi Max Schreier 

Rabbi Herman Frankel 

Rabbi Samuel Fink 



I NDER the capable direction of Mr. Joseph Strum, the Guidance 
department plays the dual role of orienting and aiding freshmen 
and sophomores and helping upperclassmen find their niche in life. 
Expert guidance has changed the course of many lives for the better. 
His expert help in aiding students to choose their college was indis- 
pensable, while his efforts to steer underclassmen in the right path 
were in the true spirit of good guidance. 



Mr. Joseph Strum 

Student Advisor 

Chairman, English Department 



ABB! HAROLD B. KANATOPSKY has taken upon himself a great 
responsibility in preparing YUHSB students for their emergence into 
an unprotecting world. Serving in the capacity ofReligious Guidance 
Counselor, he has "shown the light" to many an erring student. 

Aside from using his Influence to urge students to continue 
their religious studies after their graduation, he also tried to Instill 
In the students a feeling for the Jewish tradition. To the students 
who were resolved not to continue their Jewish learning. Rabbi Kana- 
topsky aimed to Influence them to act and think in a respectable 
manner when confronting their fellow man. 

Rabbi Harold B. Kanatopsky 
Religious Guidance Counselor 

Mr. Bernard Horowitz 
Advisor, Service Squad 

Mr. Samuel Leibowitz 
Chairman, Science Department 

General Studies 

In addition to their excellent tutoring, many teachers have dis- 
tinguished themselves in outside activities. Serving as advisor to the 
Service Squad was Mr. Bernard Horowitz, whose help was well 
received. Our G.O. was advised by Mr. Joseph Strum, while Mr. 
Josef Brand aided the publication of the Topics. Rabbi Louis Cooper 
gave of his time to coach the Math Team. To these teachers, and 
the various department heads, go the student body's everlasting 
gratitude. Advising the Elchanite and the Hockey Team respectively, 
were Messrs. Harry Allan and Martin Bennett whose services were 
probably most appreciated by the student body. Special credit must 
go to those teachers who gave liberally of their time and effort in 
the Elchanite Arista-Faculty Game. 

Isidore Rpsenman, Chairman, Social Studies Department 

El" I 

i ROBABLY the most important and prominent department of the 
secula^divlsion of the Yeshiva, English is a required four year course 
whose staff attempts to enhance the student's knowledge in the 
fields of grammar, usage, composition, and English and American 
literature. Each faculty member with his unique inclination to- 
wards the subject and its instruction, has gone further than the 
prescribed curriculum to give the student a broad and comprehen- 
sive picture of the many facets of English. It is due to their unselfish, 
devoted instruction that so many of our students have excelled in 
college and nationwide examinations. 

Mr. Edward Horelick 

Mr. Sidney Gold 

Mr. Robert Bassell 
Advisor, Library 

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Rabbi Wilfred Wolfson 

Mr. Isaac Cantor 

Rabbi Yaacov Dordac 

Dr. Jechiel Lichtenstein 



HE LANGUAGE courses in YUHSB have come to play an increas- 
ingly important role in the student's curriculum. Temporarily finding 
itself without the services of a Spanish mentor, the language depart- 
ment placed great emphasis on its French courses, and to Monsieur 
Marshal goes much credit for bearing the brunt of the respon- 
sibility upon his shoulders. 

Mr. Maurice Marshal 


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Mr. Bernard Horowitz 

Rabbi Louis Cooper 
Coach, i^Qih Team 


Mr. Morris Septimus 

LiREDIT must go to our fine math department, which can boast 
of a steadily increasing percentage of students per semester, par- 
tal<ing in four complete years of mathematics. Apart from the three 
year required curriculum, a term each of Advanced Algebra and 
Calculus is also offered. This year, due to the avid interest in these 
senior electives, two classes of each have been formed for the first 
time in YUHSB history. Furthermore, Calculus has finally been relieved 
of its experimental nature, and textbooks have been purchased by 
the school. 


Mr. Harold Kirscli 

Mr. Burton Zuckermon 



LS IS THE CASE with our Mafhematics curriculum, the sciences are 
also gaining in popularity among the students. General Science and 
Biology, taught during the first two years, are compulsory, while 
electives in Chemistry and Physics are also offered. Lab work sup- 
plements the regular course of study in each of the sciences, espe- 
cially Chemistry and Physics. Attesting to our science department's 
success are the high grades attained by our students year after year 
in statewide and College Board Science Tests. 

Mr. Martin Bennett 
Coach, Hockey Teom 

Mr. Norman Berlat 
Lab Assistant 

Rabbi Fred Bohensky 

Mr. Sidney Klein 

Mr. Abraham Perkal 

Mr. George Davidson 


Mr. Isadore Rosenman, Chairman 

Mr. Lowell Sanders 

Social Studies 

llAVING the responsibility of imbuing the student body with the 
fundamentals of good citizenship, the social studies faculty has one 
oi the most difficult and satisfying tasks in the school. The depart- 
ment offers courses in geography, civics, world and American history, 
and economics. It is this department which instills YUHSB under- 
graduates with a fine basic appreciation for the historical, economic, 
and political forces in society. 

Mr. Sidney Zuckoff 


Mr. Henry Merlis 



LLL students are required to take two years each of art, music, 
and physical education. Placing the emphasis on both the classical 
and modern aspects of art and music, the minors department com- 
pletes its adherence to the philosophy of a "healthy mind in a 
healthy body" with an intensive physical training program. The proud 
possessor of a newly renovated gymnasium, the health educatioh 
course is becoming the most popular in the school. 

Mr. Leon Leibowitz 

Physical Education 


Mr. Richard Kom 

Mr. Harry Allan •" t 
Advisor, Etchanite / 4 

Office Staff 


MOWING an active interest in student affairs and also displaying 
an amazing efficiency, the office staff endeared themselves to the 
entire student body. Composed of Mrs. Yetta Rosenman, Mrs. Sarah 
Shapiro, and Miss Zeido Scheinberg, the staff was aided by one 
member of the younger set, Nisson Berlin. 


Mrs. Yetta Rosenman 


X OSSIBLY the most important department in the school, the Main- 
tenance squad took the place of our departed Spanish teacher. 
Keeping the halls and classes clean and sanitary, the squad served 
an indispensable role in our education. 

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Elchanite Business Manager b; Service Squad 
2-4: Chaglgot 7-8. 

One of our few imporis from Jorab Vadaat, 
Dennis spent his four years in TA majoring in 
affability. One third of the senior red-headed 
league, be proved to us thai "silence is 
golden." His sincerity will serve bim well at 
City, where be will study engineering. 

"The silence of the people is a lesson for 



Bulletin 3-5: Dialect 4-8; Soccer Team 3-6, 
Captain 7-8; English Library 3-4; Hebrew 
Library 3-6; Laboratory Squad 3; Intramurals 

Yussie, who came to us in our sopb year 
from the Holy Land, emerged as a bright spot 
in Monsieur's glorious French class. Captain 
of the soccer feom, he booted his way to 
stardom as he earned his place in the Dib 
Society. Accustomed to travel, Yussie will 
spend bis next four years uptown. 

"All of our people are immigrants. " 

F. D Roosevelt 


Topics 1-4; Bulletin 2-4; Atom 6; Debating 
4; Chaglgot 6-8; English Library 3-6, Head 

Nat, our dean of the expanded English Li- 
brary, divided his spare time between Bnei 
Akiva and school publications. Earning Fink's 
enmity for his association with the "girls 
from that school across the street," he will 
continue his pursuit of the opposite sex while 
majoring in pre-Med at Brook!yn. 

"Librarians are wiser men than others." 



Topics Circulation Mgr. 7-8; Arista 6-8; 
Service Squad 3-4; H. S. Bowl Team 6, Mgp. 
7; Concession 7-8. 

The originator of the world's largest count- 
down, Chaim was usually found making 
money for the Elchanite wor(c/ng in the con- 
cession. Though one of Burt's pef Chem stu- 
dents, he displayed none of his mentor's 
sadism, always ready with a helping home- 
work. Broofc/yn's chem teachers will have to 
wait till Chaim returns from a year in Aretz. 

"Nothing is rarer than true good nature." 
La Rochefoucald 


Elchanite 7-8; Service Squad 1-4; H.S. Bowl 
Mgr, 6-7; Intramurals 1-6. 

Burpo gained unequalled fame as he be- 
came the first senior to "get the axe." One 
of the tall one's favorite targets, Burpo's tele- 
scopic vision has been an asset to him as 
well as a source of dismay to his teachers. 
An ardent Yugar fan, he was one of the 
leaders of the projected Flatbush massacre. 

"A merry heart maketh a cheerful 



Elchanite Photography Editor 7-8; Math 
Team 7-8; Soccer Team 6-8; Bowling Team 
7-8; Tennis Team 7-8; Debating 1-2; Service 
Squad 2; Intramurals 1-2. 

Marty spent four years in YUHSB knocking 
down pins at Kenmore. His popularity and 
practical knowledge aided him to achieve the 
position of Elchy Photo Editor, while his athletic 
ability gained him a spot on the soccer team. 
Math and Brooklyn are included in Marty's 
future plans. 

"If you want a friend that's true I'm on 
your list." 

Robert Burns 

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Sorry, we had to. He's our advisor. 


Elchani+e Aciivities Editor 7-8; Swimming 
Teem 1-6, Captain" 7-8; Service Squad Sgt. 
1-2; Varsity Basketball 5-8; Vice Pres. 3, 5, 7. 

Captain of our ace swimming team and star 
rebounder of Forman's formidable five, Reeg 
advocated the right of the student body to 
bear arms against Ftaibush. His vehement 
oratory against the Hebrew Academy caused 
consternation in the iaif one's inner sanctum. 
Alan vfitt continue swimming and cracking 
jokes at City University. 

"We must have bloody noses and crack'd 



Corollary Co-Editor 7-8; Atom 5; Bulletin 5; 
Math Team 5-8; Chess & Checker Team 5-8; 
Debating 7-8; H.S. Bowl 7-8; Service Squad 
3-4; Lab Squad 3-5; Y.O.C. 1-8; Hebrew Li- 
brary 2-4, Head 5-6. 

Abie, our Chasidic saviour from Bobover, 
while endearing himself to science and math 
mentors alike, always managed to stay one 
step ahead of them. After being dissuaded 
by Pete from various unsavory activities, 
Bubefe refurned fo his ever present chess set. 
Abie will continue experimenting with the 
laws of probability white majoring in physics 
at Cooper Union 

"All knowledge resolves itself into prob- 



Service Squad 1-6; Atom 1-4; JV Swimming 
3-4; Library Squad 1-2; Athletic Mgr. 4; 
Chagigot 7-8; Intramurals 1-2. 

Jeff used his renowned good nolure fo fast 
become one of the most popular members of 
the senior class. A Dardac favorite, he remem- 
bered his rabbi's teachings and spent two 
summers at HfU. Despite this unsavory en- 
counter, Jeff retained enough fortitude to 
apply to Yeshiva where he will major in pre- 
Med next fall. 

"Strong disease requires a strong medi- 


Attention! Attention! This is God . 

Turn ieft, knock iwice, and ask for the tail one. 


Variety Nife 3-8; Arista 6-8; Chagigot 3-8. 
Head 7-8; Glee Club 3-8, Leader 7-8; Serv- 
ice Squad 1-4, Lieut. 6, Capt. 8; Hausman 
Awards 3-5; Bulletin 5; High School Bowl 6; 
Vice-President 8. 

His voice often heard reverberating through 
the hatis of TA, Gary managed to overcome 
the language barrier in Club 204. His vocal 
talents made him indispensable at the Chagi- 
got and Variety Nite. A staunch advocate of 
communal homeworks, Gary will do post- 
graduate work in Yiddish while majoring in 
Math at YU. 

"There is no index of character so sure as 
the voice." 



High School Bowl Team Mgr. 7-8; Topics 
1-8; Bulletin 1-8; Review 7-8; Corollary 1-6; 
Math Team 7-8; Checker Team 5-8; Debat- 
ing Mgr, 1-2; Library I; Service Squad 1-6; 
Hausman Award 7. 

Howie, a freshie enemy of Mr. B., evolved 
into a senior protege of Rabbi C. Known of- 
fecfionafely as (he "man with the questions," 
he also distinguished himself as the man with 
the answers in the French set. An ardent 
member of the math team, Howie will continue 
differentiating his derivatives at Brooklyn. 

"Five point penalty. Repeat the entire 
question . . ." 

Robert Earle 


Debating 1-8, Manager 2; Times Squad 5-8; 
Dialect 5-6, Spanish Editor 7-8; Kolenu 7-8; 
Sifryon 4, 7-8; JV Debating 3-4; Glee Club 
1-2; Topics 4; Intramurals 1-4. 

Sfeve, a perennial member of bis class 
debating team, could usually be found help- 
ing to manage a friend's successful election 
campaign. A willing contributor, he provided 
many light moments while studying his 
adopted tongue. He will lighten the loads of 
his co//eagues while debating his history 
teachers uptown. 

"I would help others, out of a fellow 



Eichanlte Photography Editor 7-8; Topics 1-4, 
Photography Editor 5-6, Managing Editor 
7-8; YOC Assistant Head 5-6, Head 7-8; 
Arista 6-8. Sec'y 7; JV Debating 2-3, Var- 
sity 4-8; Concession Mgr. 7-8; Debating 
Mgr. 1-4. 

Known as fhe "boy wizard of the basement 
concession," Phil became we//-versed in the 
laws of the Arba Minim. A distinguished cam- 
paigner, Phil contented himseif by being right 
rather than Debating Manager. The Topics, 
Minyan, and YOC will stagger on next year as 
Pbii transfers his extracurricular work to 186th 

"See'st thou a man diligent in his busi- 
ness? He shall stand before Mr. Levine." 

Fragmented from Proverbs 


Bulletin 3-4; Service Squad 1-4; Glee Club 
1-4; Variety Nite 1-4; Chess Team 1-4. Cap- 
tain 5-8; Checker Team 5-8; Intramurals 1-8. 

Our answer to Bobby Fischer, Teddy pre- 
ferred pawns and rooks to teachers and books. 
For use by those less athLtic than he, the 
Big "D" devoted himself to developing vari- 
ous functions for the human fingers. Neither 
rain nor sleet nor a broken leg could deter 
Teddy from hobbling on to our asphalt 

"The chessboard is the v/orld." 

T. H. Huxley 

Hub a bisset rachmonos. Rabbi Kanatopsky. 


Elchanite Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Variety Nite 
Head 7-8; Reviev/ Literary Editor 7-8; I. Y. 
Rep. 4-6, President 7-8; Bulletin Editorial 
Advisor 7-8; Chaglga Head 8; Student 
Court 8; Vice President 4, President 8; 
Varsity Debating 5-8; Mr. Roberts 3-4; 
Service Squad Lieutenant 5-6; Arista 5-8. 

Gary, our sharp-witted humorist from across 
the river, endeared himself to the tall one 
with his active participaiion in the I.Y., the 
hockey team, and Variety Nite. Editor-in-Chief 
of the Elchanite, he also displayed his literary 
bent writing scathing editorials for the Bulletin. 
Gary will continue his harassment of admini- 
strators at Yeshiva next fall. 

"Reason and calm judgment, the qualities 
specially belonging to a leader." 


So I sez to him, pick up thai piece of paper yourself. 


Elchdnite Activities Editor 7-8; Atom Asso- 
ciate Editor 8; Swimming Team 2-6, Co- 
Captain 7-8; Varsity Debating 7-8; High 
School Bowl Team 7-8; Softball Team 7-8; 
Arista 7, Sec'y 8; Service Squad 3; Vice- 
President I; Football Team 7-8; Track Team 
7-8; Intramurals 2-8. 

Mel, known by some ieachers as Stew/e, put 
his brains to work and wound up as a Merit 
Finalist while pressing buzzers for the high 
school bowl team. Majoring in minor sports, 
Mel displayed his athletic prowess on both 
land and sea. BTA's represenfofive fo the 
I.Y., will become BTA's representative in en- 
gineering to 6C next fall. 

"Happiness was born a twin." 



Elchanite Literary Editor 7-8; Swimming 
Team 3-8; JV Basketball Mgr. 2-3; Debat- 
ing t-8, Mgr. I, 7; Vice-President 5-6, 8; 
Arista 7-8; Intramurals 1-8. 

Stewie, known by other teachers as Mel, 
regaled students and faculty alike by always 
managing to come up with the wrong state- 
ment at the right time. An avid participant in 
extracurricular sports, Sterv swam his way to 
the Literary Editorship of the BIchanite. His 
wit will be on excellent addition to Brooklyn 
next fall. 

"One of us was born a twin. 

And not a soul knew which." 

H. S. Leigh 


Elchanite Photography Squad 7-8; Topics 
3-8; Lab Squad 3; Bulletin 3-4; Library 
Squad 5-6; Service Squad 3-5; Atom 3-5. 

Sfor of the imitatjon French class, Hohrvay 
ably displayed his great talent for acting. A 
ping-pong enthusiast, he spent his senior year 
participating in the auditorium's physical fit- 
ness program, achieving success by attaining 
the Rabbi's honorable leave of obsence. ftor- 
vey will finally achieve a "goal" in Brooklyn's 
science department. 

"Speak in French when you can't think of 
the English for a thing." 







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Elchanite Business Mgr. 7-8; Radio Club t-8; 
Audio Visual Head 5-8; Service Squad 1-5; 
Glee Club 1-6; Variety Nite 2. 4; Chaglgot 
1-8: High School Bowl Scorer 5-8; Lab 
Squad 5-8. 

Supplementing bis lime spent with radios 
with running the school, Allen managed to 
occasionally drop in on a class A staunch 
advocate of Mizrachi ideals, he staged a suc- 
cessful campaign to bleed the senior class dry. 
His extensive knowledge of electronics will 
aid his pursuit of an engineering degree at 
Belkin's domain. 

"The radio is of unique usefulness for 
bringing people together." 



Soccer Team 7-8; Service Squad 1-2; A+om 
1-2; Glee Club 1-2; Kolenu 7-8; Debating 

The class linguist, Gary excelled mainly in 
French, Russian and Bnei-Akivanism. Unique 
in his ability to rank out teachers without their 
knowledge, his eyes always seemed glued to 
a book. Brooklyn's loss will be Israel's gain, 
as Gary will study Zionism while going on 
hachsharah next fall. 

"Reading malceth a full man" 



G.O. Vice-President 8, Sec'y-Treas. f; Ten- 
nis Team 7-8; Track Team 7-8; Glee Club 
7-8; Debating 5-8; Service Squad 3-6, Sgt. 
3; High School Bov/I 6; Vice-President 6. 

An emigre from RJJ, Judah achieved more 
in his abbreviated stay than did most of his 
four-year colleagues. After staging a success- 
ful battle for Drivers Ed. in the capacity of 
Sec'y Jreas., it was a foregone conclusion that 
he would rise to the office of Veep. Judah is 
sure to be a credit to JA in the future. 

"Born for success he seemed." 



Variety* Ni+e 1-6, Co-Leader 7-8; Debating 
3-6. Varsity 6-8; High School Bowl 7-8; 
Arista 6-8; Glee Club 1-8; Band 5-8; Soccer 
Team Mgr. 5-8. 

Ira, a Keating die-bard, earned fame 
through his greai oratory at the debating ros- 
trum and in Y.A.'s class. One of the few 
vocalists to stick with the glee club for all of 
his eight terms, his guitar v/as a welcome ad- 
dition to our Chagigot and Variety Nite. Ira 
will follow in his father's footsteps majoring in 
poll sci at Brooklyn. 

"Like father, like son." 

French Proverb 


Elchanite Art Editor 7-8; High School Bowl 
Mgr. 6. Varsity Captain 7-8; President 2, 5, 
7, Vice-President 4; Lab Squad 1-4; Atom 
Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Debating Mgr. I; Foot- 
ball Team Captain 7; Service Squad 1-3, 
Captain 7; Intramurals 5-8. 

Pic, nicfcnamed Joel, entertained Rabbi Bo 
with his knowledge of every phylum from 
protozoa to chordata. Between catching passes 
for the football team and doodling caricatures 
for the Elchanite, he found time to push but- 
tons for the Yubrains. To further his knowl- 
edge of anatomy. Pic will take pre-Med 
courses at Brooklyn. 

"Honor a physician with the honor due 



Variety Nite 4; Chagigot 1-4; Glee Club 
1-8; Bookroom 7-8; Service Squad 1-4; Bowl- 
ing Team 7-8; Soccer Team 1-6, Capt. 7-8; 
Dialect 1-8; Atom 1-2; Intramurals 1-8. 

A new addition to the bookroom staff, Zev 
put his educated toe to work scoring goals for 
the Yusox. Leading the Dib Society to new 
heights, he was always seen "shooting the 
hoops" with his tall cohort. Zev will begin 
pushing his slide rule next fall, while major- 
ing in engineering at City. 

"Books, we know, are a substantial world, 
both pure and good." 


Big Brother is watching. 


G.O. President 8. Sec'y-Treas. 5; Service 
Squad 1-3, Lieut. 4; Arista 5-8; Variety Nite 
6; Elchanite 1-2; Softball Team 7-8; Presi- 
dent I, 3, Athletic Mgr. 2; Intramurals 1-8. 

Determined to end his similarity to Henry 
Clay after one Presidential election, Lazar fol- 
lowed the Fruchier tradition and became our 
stalwart leader. His accession to the office of 
"Chief-UY-Stei", marked the first time one 
member of Club 204 had succeded another. 
Lazar will move both his athletic and diploma- 
tice talents uptown next fall. 

"If at first you don't succeed . . ." 



G.O. Sec'y-Treas. 8; Math Teann 6-8; Review 
7-8; Student Court 7; Atom 7-8; President 
6-7; Debating 6-8; High School Bowl 7-8; 
Intramurals 6-8. 

Realizing his dread mistake after one year 
uptown, Irv transferred his wit and ready 
mind to the good Veshivo University High 
School. He gained renown in TA by giving a 
hilarious imitation of Moe at the Chagigot. 
Knowledge gained on the math team will as- 
sist his pursuit of a mathematics degree at 

"The French are wiser than they seem." 



Tennis Team 3-6, Capt. 7-8; Bowling Team 
5-8; Swimming Team 5-8; Glee Club' 1-4; 
Athletic Mgr. 7; Service Squad 1-2; Intra- 
murals 1-8. 

Eddie, our jovial companion from Crown 
Heights, easily endeared himself to Doc. As 
our tennis team captain, Eddie tried to turn 
away from "fauhs" while capturing as many 
"loves" as possible. Next fall will see Eddie 
move from the clay of the tennis court to the 
slide rules of Brooklyn's campus where he wilt 
study engineering. 

"The faith they have in tennis." 



Service Squad 1-5; Chagigot 4-8; Hausman 
Awards 3, 7; Softball Team 3-6, Capt. 7-8; 
Track Team 1-6, Capt. 7-8; Basketball Team 
Mgr. 5-8; Football Team 7; President 4, 
Athletic Mgr. 6-7; Intramurals 1-8; Yellow 
Belt 5-8. 

Harold, the school bodyguard, comple- 
mented his proficiency at liu-jitsu with the 
captaincies of the track and softbali teams. 
Keeping a constant eye on the Yugar score- 
board, he aiso distinguished himself as a 
backyard balthandler. His quick reflexes and 
sharp sense of humor will guide him through 
accountancy at City. 

"Self-defense is nature's eldest law." 



Debating 7-8; High School Bowl 5-8; Intra- 
murals 1-8; Concession 7-8; Service Squad 
1-2; Library Squad 7-8. 

An American with the chalutz spirit, Miliy 
spent his spare time dispensing Drake's cakes 
in the underground cavern. A split end off 
the split-T, "Lefty" not only caught posses but 
also made them. Though not a sobro, Mitty 
will put his knowledge of Hebrew to good 
use while tilling the soil in Aretz. 

"My heart is in the East, and I in the 
uttermost West." 



Debating 1-6; Intramurals 1-8; Math Team 
5-8; Softball Team 5-8; Service Squad 1-6; 
Chess Team 3-8; High School Bowl Team 

One of Louie's favorite targets, Sam shared 
his amiable character selflessly with the re- 
mainder of his mentors A starter for both 
the Math and High School Bowl teams, his 
athletic talents were often displayed while 
swinging bafs for the softbali nine. Sam will 
continue identifying organic compounds while 
majoring in chemistry at Brooklyn. 

"My idea of an agreeable person is one 
who agrees with me." 


Chow time, 1 1 -.42. 


Arista 7-8; Sof+bal! Team 3-8; Track Team 
3-8; Review 5-6; Vice Pres. 2; Service Squad 
1-6; Atom 5-6; Tennis Team 7-8; H. S. Bowl 
7-8; Elchanite 2-8; Official Weasel 1-8. 

Our pinf-size sports enthusiast, Weasel 
weasefed bis way into the hearts of his teach- 
ers and dassmates. Besides attaining the 
captaincy of the softbail team, Marty also 
donated his athletic prowess to the tennis and 
track teams. Instilled with a love of chem- 
istry by Mr. Zuckerman, he will continue toy- 
ing with test tubes at Brooklyn. 

"Pop goes the Weasel." 

English Song 


Topics 1-6; Bulletin 1-6; Debating 1-4; No 
Time for Sergeants 1-2; Variety. Nite 6-8. 

Irvfng, who delighted our central sisters 
with his suave approach, displayed superior 
histrionic ability with his smashing perform- 
ances in ■'No Time for Sergeonfs" and in 
Variety Nite Irv's amazing knowledge and 
appreciation of figures will aid him at City 
where he will major j'n engineering, 

"You may prove anything in figures." 


Who put that fershiugginer picture on the wall? 


Elchanite Typing Editor 7-8; President I, 7-8; 
Varsity Basketball Mgr, 5-8; Service Squad 
1-4. Captain 7-8; Student Court 7, Chief 
Justice 8; Math Team 7-8; Review Managing 
Editor 7-8; Topics Typing Editor 7-8; Dialect 
Associate Editor 7-8; YOC Co-Head 7-8; 
Arista 7-8; H. S. Bowl 5-8. 

Tfie star goalie of the underground hockey 
team, Grunny also distinguished himself with 
bis extensive use of aquatic weapons. After 
three years of practice, he finally achieved 
stardom with his impersonation of the tall one 
we oil Icnow and love, Joe's math emof tea/ 
ability will prove very useful to him at City 
where he will major in engineering. 

"Tell God the truth but give the judge 


^^l 'X >^?tW^'~ ^ 

Keepers of the Times. 


Elchani+e 6-8; Lab Squad 4-5; Service Squad 
1-3; Arista 5-8; Debating 1-8; Review 5-6; 
Atom 4-5; High School Bowl 7-8; Chagigot 
7-8; Bulletin 3-6; Mr. Roberts 3-4. 

Izzy, our consfrucfion enthusiast, built the 
school's as well as the world's largest wooden 
menorab. A very amiable fellow, he capital- 
ized on his friendship with science scholars 
throughout the city's secondary school system. 
One of fhe more prominent members of the 
lab Squad, Izzy will preface his cure of man- 
kind's ills with a preMed course of study next 

"Without laboratories men of science are 
soldiers without arms." 



Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Student 
Court Justice 6; Varsity Basketball 1-4. Cap- 
tain 5-8; President I, 3-4, 6, Vice President 
2, 5; Service Squad 1-2; Library Squad 1-2; 
Intramurals 5-8. 

One of our avid "traffic" watchers, Dave 
divided his time, rather unevenly, befween fhe 
goings on in and out of class. After straight- 
ening out some minor directional difficulties in 
his freshy year, be went on to captain the 
Yugars for two years. Dave will continue to 
drive forward while majoring in pre-Law at 

"A sportsman complete." 



Elchanite Photography Squad 7-8; High 
School Bowl Team 7-8; JV Debating 1-2, 
Debating 1-6, Mgr. 1-2. 4; H. S. Bowl 6; 
Atom 7-8; Vice-President 3; Football Team 
7-8; Service Squad 4-7; Intramurals 1-8. 

Famous for bis pigskin abilities, Al amazed 
everyone with bis quick footwork and adept 
moutbwork. Between answering questions for 
the Yubroins and missing English classes, he 
spent his time as unofficial critic of the 
Yugars. Al will trade in his football for a 
scalpel in his pre-Med courses at NYU next 

"NYU doesn't have a football team ? ? 7" 
Allie Hirth 



Service Squad I, 3-4; Varsity Basketball 5-8; 
Bowling Team 7-8; Softball Team 7-8; JV 
Basketball 2-3; JV Swimming 1-2: Athletic 
Mgr. 2-3, 5; Intramurals 1-8. 

Izzy, often caiied Jacob Israeiowitz, put bis 
sharp wit and reflexes fo work on and off the 
court. Dividing his time enthusiastically be- 
tween Moe and Irv, be excelled for both of 
them. Despite his compact size, Izzy sparked 
the Yugars whenever be strode unto the court. 
He will continue to brighten up his class next 
fall while majoring in pre-Med. 

"To preserve a man alive ... Is as great a 
miracle as to create him." 



Library Squad 3-4; Service Squad 1-2; High 
School Bowl 5-8, Mgr. 7; Intramural Math 
Team 8, Mgr. 8; Intramurals 1-8; Chagigot 

Avi, better fcnown to his classmates as 
"Mighty", was one of Rocky's friends. Despite 
his diminutive stature, he could always be 
found driving around the big guys. A pro- 
ponent of fhe fheory that mighi-y makes right, 
Avi will put his knowledge gained while 
pressing buzzers to good use studying chem- 
istry at Brooklyn. 

"Little bodies have great souls," 



Elchanite Photography Squad 7-8, Business 
Manager 3-4; Track Team 5-8; Bowling 
Team 7-8; Tennis Team 7-8; Debating 3-4; 
Soccer Team 7-8; Glee Club 1-2; Service 
Squad 5-6. 

Select member of Bomzer's Bottling Co., 
Hymie demonstrated his proficiency at Ken- 
more to become a charier member of the 
Bomzer Bowling Brigade. A singer for the 
glee club, he could often be heard singing as 
be drove to school in bis father's car. City 
will see him next fall, when be attends classes 
in engineering there. 

"There are two boys who are disturbing 
me, Kislak." 



But t say it is Kosher. 


Elchanite Art Editor 7-8, Squad 1-6; Atom 
1-4; Track Team 1-6, Co-CaptaIn 7-8; Haus- 
man Award 5; Chaglgot 7-8; Variety Nite 
5-8; Mister Roberts 3-4; Debating 1-4. JV 
3-4, Varsity 5-8. 

Our answer to Mictietangelo, Sid donated 
bis artistic talents to all who requested them. 
One of those most responsible for the El- 
chanite's new look, he worked day and night 
striving to meet deadlines. Sid will add co/or 
ond contrast to Brooklyn's campus where he 
will begin his study of pre-law next fall. 

"Art Is power." 



Elchanite Business Manager 7-8; Service 
Squad 3; President 2, 4, Vice-President 3; 
Debating 2-4; Swimming Team 3; Football 
Team 7-8; Intramurals 1-8, 

Part of our Rom bam clique, Dave has al- 
ways prided himself in being one of the most 
innocent students in the class. His "mind 
probing genius", embraced by bis interest in 
psychology, has influenced his stay at BTA. 
Dave's ardent participation in extracurricular 
activities will supplement his math studies at 

"Popularity is the small change of glory." 
French Proverb 


Bowling Team 5-6, Captain 7-8; Track Team 
3-6, Ca-Captaln 7-8; Athletic Mgr. 3; Serv- 
ice Squad 1-2; Glee Club 1-2; Intramurals 

One of the most avid Yugar fans, Marv was 
an equally avid Ken more fan. As captain of 
the bowling team ond as a star quarter-miler 
for the cindermen, he helped both teams to 
an admirable record in lY competition. At 
home with numbers on the scores heef, Marv 
will major in accountancy at CCNY . 

"His soul lives In an alley." 

Ben Jonson 


Quick before the puddle evaporates! 


Service Squad 1-2; Debating 3; Intramurals 
3-8; Soccer Team 7-8; Chaglgot 7-8; Haus- 
man Award 7. 

Serene and quiet in spirit and ideas, Rob- 
ert's presence could always be felt. He 
steadily boosted morale, cheered for the 
Yugors and aided his friends. In his out/oolt, 
there was a trace of humor thai enabled him 
to be the friendly advisor. Leibee, with a 
sincere mind and purpose, will attend Brook- 
lyn and major in history next Fall. 

"Men of few words are the best of men." 


Elchanlte Typing Editor 7-8; JV Debating 
1-4. Varsity 7-8, Mgr. 7; Review Editor-in- 
Chief 7-8; Dialect Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Kol- 
enu Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Service Squad 2, 
4-6. Lieutenant 8; Arista 4-8, President 8; 
Checker Team Co-CaptaIn 5-8; Math Team 
5-8; Bulletin Associate Editor 7-8. 

lev, the only editor able to express his 
views through nine different channels, devel- 
oped on aversion to the term MINOR publi- 
cations. He capped a successful career at 
YUH5B by becoming the President of Arista 
in his last term. YU will have to build an out- 
door basketball court if they are to accommo- 
date him next fall. 

"Luz mir reiden," 



Elchanite Literary Editor 7-8; Topics Feature 
Editor 7-8; Review Literary Editor 7-8; JV 
Debating 3-4, Varsity 5-8; High School Bowl 
7; Variety Nite Ass. Leader 6, Co-Leader 8; 
Chaglgot 3-6; Glee Club 3-6; Almost 
Chagiga Head 7. 

Gary, the only "almost Chagiga head" in 
BTA history, first entered our hallowed hath 
in the beginning of his third term. His critical 
pen soon won him the title of the school poet 
laureate as well as the feature editorship of 
the Topics Next year will find Gary major- 
ing in english and creative writing at Brooklyn. 

"A cynic can chill and dishearten with a 
single word." 


. and to act in a manner befilting a student of Torab. 


Elchani+e Business Manager 7-8; Varsity De- 
bating 5-8; Atom 5-6; Service Squad 1-4; 
Lab Squad 3-4; Dialect 1-2; Topics 7-8; 
YOC 1-4; Debating Mgr. 3. 

Looey consistently amazed bis class with 
an inexbaustibfe wealth of peripberal knowl- 
edge. Always ready with a quick quip, be 
was always available whenever advice was 
needed an politics, religion, job opportunities 
and various other topics. Economics instructors 
at Brooklyr} had better bone up tbeir courses 
fo be ready for Robert next fall. 

"Born with a gift of laughter." 



SIfriyon 5-6. Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Kolenu Edi- 
tor-in-Chief 7-8; Times and Tribune Bureau 
5-6, Head 7-8; Hausman Award 5. 7; Bible 
Prize 5; Arista 7-8; Dialect 5-6; YOC 7-8; 
Library Squad 5-6; Service Squad 1-4; De- 
bating 4-5. 

Dov, editor of the school's Hebraic publi- 
cations, found time among bis various en- 
deavors to manage the subscription bureau. 
His enthusiasm for Gemorrab won him two 
Hausman awards, while bis zeal for Tanach 
gained him a treasured National Bible Prize. 
LKS' sessions will provide a good background 
for his study of economics at YU. 

"The history of every individual man 
should be a Bible." 



Review 5-6; Dialect 3-4; Handball Team 
5-8; Track Team 7-8; Service Squad 5-6; Lab 
Squad 5-6; Library Squad 3-6. 

One of our late arrivals on fhe scene. Dove 
wos quick to make himself both friendly and 
helpful. Blessed with ibe almost extinct talent 
of calligraphy, his other talents extended to 
the handball and track teams, where bis serv- 
ices were well-received. Dave will move to 
the drawing board at Brooklyn where he will 
begin bis study of engineering next fall. 

"Engineers are more clever than artillery- 

Napoleon I 

I hnOuu u-'ho t-QoK 

^ . 


Dialect 5-8; Track Team 3-8; Swimming Team 
5-8; Library Squad 3-4; Lab Squad 3-6. 

Entering ihe inner sanctum together with 
his cousin in our sophomore year, Norm dis- 
tinguished himseli as a star aquatic per- 
former. Possessing the unique bobby of skin- 
diving, be spent bis spare time holding his 
breath. An aU-around athlete, Norm wili trade 
in bis fins for a T-square while studying en- 
gineering af Brooklyn come September. 

"He could manage this maHer +o a T." 


He said he was going to get "Kiwwed onda Bottwes!" 


Elchanite Art Squad 7-8; Arista 7-8; Topics 
7-8; High School Bowl 7-8; Chagigot 7-8; 
Review 6; Service Squad 1-4; Debating 3-4; 
Atom 1-2; Lab Squad 1-2; Intramurals 1-8. 

After exceiling for two terms in Mr. Zuckoff's 
class, Ira moved bis amazing memory for his- 
torical dates to Y A.'s football forum. He 
could always be found on the way out of the 
G. O. office, which was bis second borne Ira 
will memorize the cranial nerves white major- 
ing in pre-Med at Brooklyn. 

"Histories make men wise." 



Dialect Typing Editor 7-8; Sifriyon Typing 
Editor 7-8; Checker Team 3-4, Co-Captain 
5-8; Chess Team Co-Captain 5-8; Band 1-4, 
Leader 5-8; Soccer Team 7-8; Debating 5-8; 
Glee Club 5-8. 

The little man with fhe big service credit 
collection, Howie packed a variety of activi- 
ties into bis four years at TA. While typing 
for many of our pubiicofions, fie found fime 
(o ieod the checker team and coordinate ihe 
band. Howie will become Brooklyn's Lawrence 
V/elk as he majors there in the sciences. 

"Life's too short for chess." 



Haderech Editor 7-8; Arista 6-8; Hausman 
Awards 3, 5, 7; Tennis Team 5-8; Handball 
Team 7-8; Library Squad 1-4; Service Squad 
1-4; High School Bowl Mgr. 6; Debating 1-8, 
Mgr. 4-6. 

One of Mr. B.'s ex-men, Marty spent his 
four years in YUHSB championing the cause 
of Mizrachi while endeavoring to emancipate 
Soviet Jewry. Whether circulating petitions or 
distributing Ulegai documents, he was never 
at a loss for words when a heated debate 
arose. His forensic abilities will assist him in 
his study of pre-Law at Brooklyn. 

"Have mercy upon all Jews. ' 

Boole of Common Prayer 


High School Bowl Team Captain 7-8; Swim- 
ming Team 5-8; High School Bowl 5-6, Man- 
ager 5-6. 

Nat, our swimming representative from 
Chaim Berlin, worked his way to the posi- 
tion of captain of the Yubrains. Known in 
high school bowl circles as the "quick presser," 
he also demonstrated his speed along the 
swimming lanes. Unique in bis choice of an 
aeronauticai engineering career, he will fly 
up to City next fall. 

"Nothing is more excellent than knowl- 

John of Damascus 


Mdth Team 5-8; Debating 7-8; Chess Team I 

Henry, who recognized the intrinsic super- 
iority of BTA over BT, arrived here at the end 
of his soph year. Proficient at both math 
problems and violin virtuosity, he became a 
member of our math team playing second 
fiddle to none. Accomplished in the art of 
sophistry, he will argue his way to a physics 
degree at City. 

"Man is an embodied paradox, a bundle 
of contradictions." 


But officer, I just crashed into the gate . . . 

/ can't go then, there's a misbmar Thursday night. 


Bulletin 3-4; Track 5-8; Library Squad 3-4; 
Lab Squad 1-4; Service Squad 3-4; Intra- 
murals 1-8. 

Mike, one of our oquafic sfors, also dis- 
played his athletic inclinations while running 
for the track team. A lively spot in our Spon- 
isb class, his timely remarks frequently in- 
curred "el senor's " wrafh despite his influen- 
tial central connections. An admirer of the 
lab setup, Mike will take his test tubes to 
Hunter where he will major in bio. 

"I don't care who your father is." 

Sen or 


Topics Editor-in-Chief 7-8, News Editor 5-6; 
Arista 4-8, President 7; Service Squad 1-5, 
Lieutenant 5; Review Associate Editor 5; 
JV Debating 1-4; Atom 1-4; Chagigot 6-8; 
Variety Nite 4-8; Intramurals 1-4. 

Carrying on fhe great Reich tradition, Ray, 
known alternately as Gingi and Raymondo 
Cane (but never as Red), esfablished an en- 
viable record of scholastic and extracurricular 
excellence. He graced the office of Arista 
President, and as editor of the Topics he set 
and maintained an unprecedented high stand- 
ard of quality. Next year will find Ray major- 
ing in history at Yeshiva. 

"Then hall the press, chosen guardian of 



JV Basketball 1-2, Varsity 3-8; Track Team 
5-8; Bowling Team 7-8; Service Squad 2; 
President 3, 4, 6, Vice President 2, 5; Intra- 
murals 1-2. 

Despite Mike's efforts to ths contrary, the 
building at the corner of Bedford and Church 
remained erect after his four year tenure 
there His ability to jump around helped him 
gain berths on both the basketball and track 
teams in his soph year. His resiliency will 
launch him from TA's pad into CCNY's atmo- 
sphere where he will orbit toward an account- 
ing career. 

"When a man takes the road to destruc- 
tion, the gods help him along." 


So they squealed on you, huh? 

Wow/ Look at that one/ 


Athletic Manager 5-6; Varsity Basketball 5-8; 
Bowling Team 7-8; Service Squad 1-4; Intra- 
murals 1-4. 

Joe's fantastic propulsive ability gave rise 
to his nickname "Dunk." As one of the most 
famous "minute men," he enlivened the Yugar 
bench with his mere presence. Exclusive of 
his afhietic ability. Dunk was also on accom- 
plished linguist. He will add to his knowledge 
while taking pre-Med courses at Hunter. 

"Dzunquy, ya feelln' bad"? 



Haderech Associate Editor 7-8; Math Team 
7-8; Debating 5-6; Library Squad 1-4; Serv- 
ice Squad 3-4. 

Martin's interest in Judaica lifted him to 
the associate editorship of Haderech, while his 
mathematical aptitude attained for him a berth 
on the math team. Prominent in Mr. Horowitz' 
class, he surprised no one by achieving a 
perfect score on the A. A. regents. Mathemati- 
cal skills will propel him onward to major in 
math at Amsterdam and 186th St. 

"The good have no need of an advocate." 


Glee Club 1-8; Chagigot 7-8; Service Squad 
1-4, Captain 8; Soccer Team 5-8; Bookroom 
7; Atom 1-2; Intramurals 4-8. 

Vussie, whose heorf overflowed with joy; 
whose soul wos filled with love of life; ex- 
pounded Zionism as the logical solution to 
world problems. Active in Israeli affairs, he 
formulated the theory of reciprocal benefac- 
tion with friends. Math and YU will blend into 
his mind next fall; each will add its own 

"He who sings scares away his woes." 



School Athletic Mgr. 8; Checker Team 5-8; 
Hausman Award 5; Service Squad 6; Glee 
Club 5-6; Checker Team 1-8; Chaglgot 2, 
7-8; Debating 1-2; Intramurals 1-8. 

Gmo, the only French bird in the school^ 
possessed a skill for becoming prominent in 
Aloe's class. His atbietic prowess and popu- 
larity succeeded in placing in his bands the 
office of school athletic manager. His con- 
genial personality will aid him in being In- 
doctrinated at Brooklyn as a pre-Med student. 

"An ounce of wit is worth a pound of 



Debating 1-5, JV 3, School Debating Mgr. 8; 
Service Squad 1-6; Kolenu 7; Glee Club 1-8; 
Chaglgot i-8; Variety Nite 2, 4; Intramurals 


Dave, a familiar figure on his class debating 
team, reached the pinnacle of his career when 
he was elected school debating manager. One 
of our more adept hockey enthusiasts, be was 
often seen escaping from an ominous chickee 
call. Dave will continue rebutting his op- 
ponents as well as bis mentors at YU where he 
wilt major in history. 

"Debate is masculine." 



Elchani+e Business Manager 2, 3, 5; Service 
Squad i-4; Chagigot 7-8. 

Our enthusiastic weight lifter from Crown 
Heights, Joe spent his spare time testing his 
muscles while upending bis fellow students. 
Always ready to provide a light moment dur- 
ing a dull class, he often incurred the wrath 
of his teachers because of his amazing dex- 
terity at penhandling. Joe wilt major in ac- 
counting at Yeshiva. 

"A constant friend is a thing rare and 
hard to find." 





Btir-i" e.^iRi.T 

Benny Da Bookie! 


Library Squad 1-4; BuHetin 1-2; Corollary 
1-2; Service Squad 1-4; Debating 2-6; Tennis 
Team 5-8; Bowling Team 5-8. 

Izzy, an avid reader, spent much of bis 
leisure time browsing through books in our 
underground study hall. A familiar face at 
our sister school during his first three years, 
he was extremely disheartened by the recent 
administrative 'coup' there. His extensive 
knowledge will guide him through psychology 
courses at Brooklyn. 

". . . utter wisdom from the Central 



Service Squad 1-4; Library Squad 3-4; High 
School Bowl 5-6; intra murals 5-8; Bowling 
Team 5-6; Softball Team 7-8. 

Willie, the mouthpiece of the Spanish set, 
put his knowledge of that foreign tongue to 
test in conversation with the ianitors. A 
founder of BTA's chapter of the NAACP, his 
humorous Deep Sovth dialect was. often heard 
during a friendly sfickball game Possessor of 
an immense knowledge of the social sciences, 
Willie will major in pre-Law at Brooklyn. 

"Spanish is the language for lovers." 

Spanish Proverb 


Elchanite Associate Editor 7-8; President 3, 
6; Arista 5-7; Vice President 8; Review Asso- 
ciate Editor 7-8; Dialect French Editor 7-8; 
Chess & Checker Team 4-8; Service Squad 
Lieut. 5; Glee Club Leader 7-8; Chagiga 
Head 7-8. 

Perennial leader of the class' honor roll, 
"Z" took time out from 'hasmada' to head 
two hilarious chagigoi. Ably conducting the 
high-pitched contingent of the school's glee 
club, he often entertained bis Gemorrah 
"cbevroosahs" with a timely nigun. Norm 
will continue harmonizing at YU, where he will 
again lead bis class while majoring in math. 

"Knowledge is power." 


Sold American/ 


JV Basketball 3-4; Vice-President 3, Athletic 
Mgr. 5, 8; Service Squad 3-4; Track Team 
7-8; Intramurals 1-8. 

One of our more adept backyard balihan- 
dlers, Gerry prided himself on being able to 
drive around the best of hoopsters. Hailed as 
a JV star, he was also the proud possessor of 
the prettiest sister in school. Next year will 
find Gerry adding fo his diversified fcnowiedge 
at Hunter 

"But Gerry, ya promised." 



Bulletin 1-6; Atom 3; Corollary 3, Editor-in- 
Chief 7-8; Review 4-6. Associate Editor 7-8; 
Varsity Debating 4-8; Math Team 3-8; Track 
Team 6-8; Glee Club 3-4; Arista 4-8; Vice- 
President 3; Debating 2-4. Mgr. 2. 

One of our quiefer colleagues, Mayer often 
displayed his North Dakota accent while play- 
ing "bahl." Succeessfully coupling Gemorrah 
logic with malhemafical knowledge, he fol- 
lowed up his tenure on the math team by be- 
coming editor of the Corollary. Mayer will 
continue debating with his rebbis while major- 
ing in maih at YU- 

"Your character with piety is packed." 

H. Graham 


Swimming Team 4-8; President 3; Elchanlte 
Business Mgr. I; Service Squad 1-6; Library 
Squad 1-2. 

Bullet, OS Nofhon was called by his aqua- 
colleagues, used his experience as a busboy to 
become the coffee-getter for many rebbis. 
Through his uncanny ability to be in the right 
place at the wrong time, Nathan became well- 
acquainted with the administrative hierarchy. 
He will learn mouth to mouth resuscitation 
while majoring in pre-Med at Brooklyn. 

"Or sink or swim." 



Farmach de Venetian biinde, un gay krig an admiti 

Guardian of our personai safety. 


Elchanite EdUor-in-Chief 7-8; G.O. President 
7, Sec'y-Treas. 6; School A+hle+ic Mgr. 5; 

President 3-4. Athletic Mgr. 2; 
Bulletin 5-6; Handball Team 5-6. 
Softball Team 5-8; Intramurals 

Arista 5-8; 
Topics 7-8; 
Capt. 7-8; 

Seymour, despite being hoi'/ed as "medio- 
cre", managed to moid ihe G.O, presidency 
to conform with SSSJ doctrines. While earn- 
estly editing the ESchanite, his spare time, 
which he so often found, was spent ah>ly co- 
captaining the hockey team — unofficial of 
course. Sy will follow in his farof/ier's foof- 
steps as he treks up to City for an engineer- 
ing degree- 

"To hear the cry of the oppressed." 



Elchanite Co-Editor 7-8; G.O. Vice-Presi- 
dent 7; Varsity Baslcetbal! 3-8; JV 1-2; Soft- 
ball Team 7-8; Service Squad 3; Debating 
4-8. Manager 5-6; President 3-4. Athletic 
Manager 3-4; Intramurals 1-8. 

George finally came into his own in Rabbi 
Fink's class, where he amazed everyone, in- 
cluding himself, with his lalmudic knowledge. 
He was adept at piling up both points and 
votes as the backbone of the Yugar bench 
and Veep of the G O, With an eye to the 
future George will major in genetics at 

"Midnight, and love, and youth, and 




autoreMbs ftfi^e "^ 



Service Squad 1-4. 7; Debating 3-8; Re- 
view 7-8. 

When nof spreading Bnei Akiva views on 
life or helping at a nearby school, Alan paid 
us a visit. His years at YUHSB were high- 
lighted by a philosophical and witty approach 
to many problems. Alan will continue uptown 
where he will major in math while instilling 
his fellow classmates with his bright outlook 
on life. 

"Philosophy is the highest music' 



Office Squad Head 5-8; Service Squad 
1-2; Atom 1-2; Lab Squad 1-2; JV Baskef- 
ball 3-4, Varsi+y 5-8; Soccer Team 5-8; Bowl- 
ing Team 7-8; In+ramurals 1-4. 

Arie was the biggest man in the school both 
in stature and position. He stepped into a 
large void in the administration and soon be- 
came the top administrator; the first mem- 
ber of the Dib Brigade to achive such success. 
The vibrant mind which boosted him to prom- 
inence in TA will aid his study of engineering 
at City. 

"As busy as a one-armed paperhanger 
with the itch." 

American Saying 


Elchanite Business Manager 1-2; Dialect 1-6, 
Hebrew Editor 7-8; Atom 1-2; Service Squad 
Sargeant 3; Soccer Team 3-6. Capt. 7-8; 
Bowling Team 5-6. Capt. 7-8; Intramurals 

Always anxious to move up in life, Elliot 
Sharp deserted Israel for Brooklyn and Brook- 
lyn for Kew Gardens. A member of the .Dib 
Society, proficient in all sports, he captained 
both the bowling and soccer f earns. His 
quick smile and SHARP wit will remain with 
him while he studies pre-Law at Yeshiva. 

"To manage men one ought to have a 
sharp mind." 

G. Eliot 

A donahon? Come right inl 


JV Basketball 3-4; Athletic Mgr. 4; Service 
Squad 1-4; Hausman Awards 3, 5; Arista 
5-8; Variety NIte 2; Lab Squad 3-4; Intra- 
murals 1-8, 

Afan, who highlighted every Arista meet/ng 
with his keen wit, was omong the few to gain 
the distinction of perfect attendance. Hurdling 
every obsacle before him, he achived fame in 
all his classes Majoring in science in Brook- 
lyn College next fall, Alan will emerge 
triumphant and become a credit to the school. 

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder." 




Library Squad 3-6, Head 7-8; Sof+ball Team 
6-8; Chagigot 5-8; Haderech 7-8; Atom 
1-2; Service Squad 1-4; In+ramurals 1-8. 

When the time fo separate the men from 
the boys came, Abe was first to be separated. 
One of Mr, fi.'s fop men, he emulated his idol 
and advanced through the ranks to become 
the bead of the library squad. Brooklyn will 
have the hard job of changing Abe from a 
bibliopholist to a dentist. 

"A library is a hospital for the mind." 



Library Squad 4-5; Service Squad 1-2; 
Swimming Team 1-3; Lab Squad 5; Atom 
1-2; Debating 3; Topics 3-4. 

A nonconformist in all things, IBT made full 
and successful use of the "greasy kid stuff." 
In Ira's freshy year, he and Rocky formed a 
mutual admiration society which will outlast 
time. His good nature will gain him friends 
while his good mind will earn him an engi- 
neering degree at City. 

". . . and you use some of that greasy 
Icid stuff." 

John Q. Vitalls 


Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Yugar Ed- 
I+or-in-Chief 7-8; Topics Sports Editor 7-8; 
Math Team 1-5, Capt. 6-8; Varsity Baslcet- 
ball 5-8. JV 3-4; President 2, Athletic Mgr. 
5; Arista 5-8; Service Squad 1-2; Intra- 
murals 1-4. 

Aaron was proficient in the use of faoffi 
basketballs and numbers. Captain of the 
math team, he was also editor-in-chief of the 
Yugar and sports editor of the Topics. The 
first half of the famed "Weinberg-Weiner" 
combination, Aaron will sit next to someone 
else while majoring in electrical engineering 
at Cooper Union. 

"in mathematics he v/as greater than alL" 


To-ny bought a po-ny. See the po-ny run 



Arista 7-8; Library Squad 3-4; Service Squad 
1-2; Varsity Basketball 3-8. Captain 7-8. 
JV 1-2; Yugar 7-8; Vice-President 4. Ath- 
letic Manager 3. 7; Intra murals 1-8. 

A high scorer in the classroom and on the 
basketbali court, Bernie comprised the second 
half of the illustrious "Weinberg- Weiner" duo. 
Despite an injury he captained the Yugars to 
a successful season. Bernie will move from 
the MJHSL to the Ivy League while majoring 
in prelaw at Columbia. 

"Ability wins us the esteem of the true 

La Rochefoucauld 


Etchanite Co- Editor 7-8; Review 5-8, Asso- 
ciate Editor 7-8; Dialect Associate Editor 
7-8; President 2, Vice President 5; High 
School Bowl 7; Arista 4-8, Vice President 
7; English Library 1-4; Service Squad 1-3; 
Lab Squad 4; Hausman Awards 3. 5. 

Elliott, whose astronomical average instilled 
in us a faith in Brighton Yeshiva, was a long 
standing member of the infamous Arista so- 
ciety. His journalistic talents gained him posi- 
tions on many magazines while his popu- 
larity won him the confidence oi his class- 
mates. Elliott will continue to heat his fellow 
man's troubles while majoring in pre-Med at 

"A man Is but what he knows." 


Elchanite Photography Squad 5-6; Chess 
and Checkers Team 7; Bowling Team 5-8. 

Manny, quiet and friendly, was perhaps the 
hardest worker in the school. Even though he 
was always poring over his textbooks, Manny 
found time to become a really excellent 
bowler. A deeply religious boy, he v/ill follow 
his father's footsteps and major in rabbinical 
courses at Yeshiva 

"He that is a friend to himself, know, he 
is a friend to all." 


What's the coefficient of friction between ice and a hockey puck? 

Club 204. 


Swimming Team 1-8; Tennis Team 5-6, Co- 
Cap+ain 7-8; Bowling Team 7-8; Softball 
Team 7-8; Track Team 7-8; Service Squad 
1-5; Intramurals 1-8. 

Louis, a star member of ibe swimming team, 
o/so excelled in various other athletic pursuits. 
His unique talents have made him unforgett- 
able to all his rabbanim with the exception 
of Otlie Having learned the rudiments of ac- 
counting from his friend. Jack the candy man. 
Louis should have an easy time at Brooklyn. 

"But swan, till fortune threw a rope." 



Service Squad 1-4; JV Basketball 3-4; Soft- 
ball Team 7-8; Handball Team 7-8; Vice 
President 7, President 8, Athletic Mgr. 3-4; 
Library Squad 3-4; Chagigot 6-8. 

Joe was the most talented forward on the 
Spanish line of the school's hockey team. 
Constantly being put in the sin bin by the tali 
referee, he still managed to score high in the 
goal's and on Regents. A senor proteg&, he 
will pass up a lucrative pro hockey offer to 
study engineering at Cooper Union. 

"There Is a friend that sticketh closer than 
a brother." 




Service Squad 1-4; JV Debating 3-4. De- 
bating 1-5, Mgr. 3; Intramurals 1-4; Basket- 
ball Cheerleader 1-8. 

Called Blutz by his many friends, what's- 
his-name by Rabbi Hecht, and Sol by bis par- 
ents, Yisroel was, in his four years, the most 
ardent roofer for the Yugars, having missed 
only one game. An avid sports fan, his sym- 
pathies were also extended to the Colls and 
Braves. Sol will major in poll sci at Hunter 

"Let's go Yugars." 

Jewish Proverb 







So / befted h/m right in the 


Chess Team 5-8; Checker Team 3-8; High 
School Bowl 5-8; Debating 1-8. Manager 5. 
7; Intramurals 1-6. 

One of Archie's favorites ^ Sam made a 
name for himself as the most successful class 
debating manager in history, with not a defeat 
to his perfect record. A rabid sports fan, he 
got his mental exercise starring on the chess 
and checker teams. Brooklyn's engineering de- 
partment will great Sam with open arms nexf 

"Truth is lost with too much debating." 

Dutch Proverb 




M.D. 1-4; Sadist 4-ever: Teacher 5-7; Po- 
tassium Permanganate Drinking Team 6; 
Dropout 8. 

Departing from Lincoln to vent his frustra- 
tions upon us, Burt became affectionately 
known as the "round sadist". One of the 
stars of the "Faculty Follies", he made an in- 
delible impression in the eyes of those who 
witnessed his fluent grace on the court. Despite 
his desertion of us fo bleach greener pastures, 
he will always be remembered in the annals 
of TA history. 

"It Is only badly educated physicians who 
are skeptics." 

Von Feuchtersleben 


Debating 1-8; Lab Squad 2-4; Review 1-2; 
Chess Team 3-8; Library Squad 1-4; Bul- 
letin 4-6; Topics 2-3; Service Squad 1-4; 
Glee Club 3-8; Checker Team 4-8; Hader- 
ech 7-8. 

Made famous by Mr. Klein's passing re- 
mark, Arthur gained acclaim with his ac- 
cumutation of american history knowledge. 
The last third of the senior class red-headed 
league, he ftas very popular among the 
literary set, to which he made many readable 
contributions. His tact and warmth will aid 
his study of pre-Med at Brooklyn. 

"There was never a saint with red hair." 
Russian Proverb 

o R 5 

S/lJAfl' Kl£fi 

tra borrow 
Howard Nusbaum 
Nathan Presser 
Raymond Reich 
Norman Seidenfeld 
Mayer Shapiro 
George Sitberman 

Nathan Bednarsh 
Chaim Benjamini 
Howard Berman 
Abraham Birnbaum 
Jeffrey Bleicher 
Gary Brick 
Howard Bryks 
Philip Chernofsky 
Theodore Diskind 
Melvin Feinberg 
Stewart Feinberg 
Harvey Feintuch 
Allen Fishman 
Gary Freedman 
Judab Freedman 
Ira Friedman 
Joel Friedman 
Zev Friedman 
Lozar Fruchter 

Gary Epstein 
Melvin Feinberg 
Arthur Levenglick 
Letters of Commendation 
Chaim Benjamini 
Abraham Birnbaum 
Howard Bryks 
Theodore Diskind 
Stewart Feinberg 
Samuel Gotdman 
Isadore Guiwein 
ChoJm 6en/aminj 
Joe/ Friedman 
Choim Benjamini 
Elliott Weinhouse 
Arthur Levengtick 
Letter of Commendation 
Raymond Reich 
Arthur Levengtick 
Irving Fuchs 
Edward Geisler 
Milton GerstI 
Samuel Goldman 
Joseph Grunwald 
Isadore Gutwein 
David HershkovUs 
Israel Jacobowifz 
Abraham Karkowsky 
Sidney Klein 
Robert Leibowitz 
Arthur Levenglick 
Gary Levine 
Robert Lewis 
Ira Morrow 
Howard Nusbaum 
Martin Oliner 
Nathan Presser 
Henry Prybysh 
Dennis Balban 
Alan Bigel 
Martin Gottlieb 
Irving Greisman 
Alan Hirth 
Hyman Kislak 
David Kuritzky 

Raymond Reich 
Martin Reinman 
Eugene Rostker 
David Savitsky 
Isidore Schmukler 
David Schnall 
Norman Seidenfeld 
Mayer Shapiro 
Nathan Shapiro 
Seymour Shapiro 
George Silberman 
Alan Springer 
Aaron Weinberg 
Bernard Weiner 
Elliott Weinhouse 
Joseph Welfeld 
Samuel Zomber 
Arthur Zwillenberg 

Marvin Lebowitz 
Norman Morgenstern 
Joseph Rosenfeld 
William Schor 
Abraham Stein 
Ira Traeger 
Louis Weiss 



lUT I don't want to buy an elevator pass." 
Well, only 732 more days left to graduation-. . . Willie 
takes entrance exams. Fails, but comes anyway . . . We 
attend our first basketball game to root for Yugars . . . 
What's a Yugar? Tayku . . . Alumni team strangely goes 
down to defeat . . . Ttie fox learns that he's supposed to 
teach geography; never have so few learned so little from 
such — higher intellectual dissertation. 

Big Jim Morse: Now boys, season's passes aren't com- 
pulsory, but you better have them. 

George vows to singlehandedly crush gasoline can. Dis- 
covers he's older than he thinks . . . Shoebox Harry says* 
we're an abnormal class. Klein substantiates it. "Zwillenberg, 
you're a home owner" . . .Kunkes reveals the secret ingre- 
dients in nitrates; birds$4^!-|-l 
Allan: Kravitz, you're an idiot. 
Kravitz: Aren't we all, Mr. Allan? 

Morse introduces layup tests . . . Lessel becomes BTA's Mar- 
quis de Sade. Drives class into wild frenzy by playing 
Sabre Dance . . . Mad man from Siberia institutes own 
V n'l • Administers Jllpbo °f will . . . Bob modi- 
fies open-door policy. Keeps windows open in sub-zero 

Brand: "Now boys, speed reading isn't mandatory, but . . . 
Davi the Dib becomes first freshie to make Varsity. "Why 
didn't they tell me I was going the wrong way?" . . . Ramaz 
consoles him . . . Lichty's test on 0>tj»3n bj)'^ accompanied 
by strange disappearance of certain portions of the in'tJ 
. . . Chanukah rolls around. We experience forced march 
to Judea Center . . . We take NEDT; at last we learn name 
of school . . . Septy teaches us Trig. Begins with full-period 
lesson on history of Sohcahtoa Indians . . . Rocky institutes 
weekly Tanach test. Class counters with Community Answer 

F R E S H M A 

Kunkes: What's the major export of Latin America? 
Shapiro: Puerto Ricans. 

Gorgeous George starts series of oral quizzes. "What's 
erunam spelled backwards?" Class ponders in indecision . . . 
Sanders introduces calibrated thumb. Our scrapbooks dwarf 
Sunday Times . . . Shangold transfers to Erasmus. Gelman 
makes us wish we all had . . . "No, this isn't the advanced 
algebra honor class" . . . Purim rolls around as senbr gives 
eyewitness account of Purim saga. 

Yoc: Now boys, buying my Ji»a'i< isn't compulsory, but . . . 
Silbermari: 24 by 24. Reb, I didn't order a tablecloth, and 
besides it has a hole in it. 

Fairy nice teacher flies in from Ft. Hamilton . . . Murray K. 
strangely appears in India on documentary film . . . Yoc 
makes us memorize b'D TWH ; goes on six week speech 
about desirability of Central girls . . . Senor and Moe 
almost come to blows over elective languages. "And to 
those who take my language, I promise 99's for four terms 
and old-age pensions" . . . Gold tells us Winnie the Poo 
in Latin . . . "What's the difference between Veni Vidi 
Vinci and Wee Willie Winkle?" . . . Rendezvous with 
destiny arrives. We learn that if you don't T.L. in T.A. it's T.S. 



XJUT there are no elevator passes." 

Mashal's manner proves unbearable. Five French students 
find political asylum in senor's haven . . . Arluck decides 
anything he can't understand deserves a good mark . . . 
"T'aint so, Artie" . . . Yoc teaches n3>N ; gives six v/eek 
speech on desirability of Central girls . . . We take NEDT. 
ANZ tells us, "When I say begin, begin. Begin!" . . . 
Alumni strangely go down to defeat . . . Septy sleeps, 
class exits . . .Peanuts puts son in class so he can look 
dov/n at someone . . . Chanukah Chagiga festivities are 
highlighted by BTA's generous gift to Flatbush . . . "We wish 
you a Rabbi Dardac . . . and a big Rabbi Z." 
Mashai. Gary, you will be a French teacher like me. 
Epsfeln: No, monsieur. I'll be a good French teacher! 

I will fail you with 98 pawnts. 

Bo tells us about his weekly quizzys. We ask him about his 
testys . . . Rosner sinks shot giving crowd post-game thrill . . . 
Too bad Flatbush . . . Levine invades TA. Greeted with 
open heart . . . Friedman gives African rendition of French 
poem. Mashai counters with operatic recital of "Les Quotres 
Kashes" . . . Leon the sweater boy doesn't quite meet the 
mark. Moans about the good old days on Springfield 
Mountain ... Bo orders 200 frogs; receives 204 . . . How 
did that happen? Tayku. 
Grunny: But, senor, I didn't do anything. 
Senor: Never mind, m'boy. If you don't bring your parents 
tomorrow, I'll fail 'em tonight. 

George tries luck in Bio. Discovers we too know how to read 
review book . . . Septy's room declared hazardous. "Beware 
of falling perpendiculars" . . . Arluck institutes intra-closs 
debates. Never have so many said so little through so much 

, . Senor postpones 
"But selior, we have 

Hockey Twist. 

— higher intellectual dissertation 
midterm for seventh straight week . 
to study for the final." 
Arty: Well boys, I don't know ..." 
Kravitz: That's nothing new. 

New intramural sport hits scene. Parents note sharp increase 
in black and blue shins . . . "Chickee, Big A. Let's get the 
puck out of here" . . . We defeat uptown brothers on 
Garden floor. Prove Brooklyn boys superior in all facets . . . 
Regents time approaches. Community Answer Service reju- 
venates itself as Morse sits in on Bio prooceedings . . . 
Sixty short answers worth seventy points? . . . Two more 
years! We shall overcome . . . Some way. 


J U N I O 



Ley FRESHIE, you wanna buy an elevator pass"? 
Mod sadist from Lincoln arrives. Shall we overcome? . . . 
ZuckofF introduces us to modern hieroglyphics . . . Yoc sends 
Epstein out for talking. Comes back with excused admit , . . 
"But Mrs. Rosenman, the bus from New Jersey was late" . . . 
Alumni finally top Yugars, but lose in overtime . . . Big Moe 
changes heart. Promises everyone a maximum of fawty 
points ... El Cid departs as Horelick takes over. Shapiro 
and Welfeld counter by taking extended leave of absence 
. . . Senor vows to fail everyone's parents for the midterm 
. . . French classes spends day trying to discover Allen 
Fishman's first name . . . ZuckofF's tests yield strange results. 
99<^;, of students get 99% right 99% of the time — That's 
one . . . Gym classes at Erasmus prove far more provocative 
than reb's shiur . . . What's so interesting outside"? Tayku. 

Burt: Epstein, I'm going to annihilate you! 
Epstein. Please Mr. Zuckerman, don't move around so much. 
They're taking seismograph readings in Australia! 
Uptown sends Chanukah present. Toughest proctor in state 
. . . "Quick fellas, the big rabbi's coming" . . . Pigeon kami- 
kazes at Yoc . . . "It's okay Reb, you can come out now" 
. . . Brand experiments with automation. Gets tape recorder 
to teach class while he steps out for a meal . . . Mashal 
assigns homework pages one-oh-eight, one-oh-nine, and 
one-oh-ten . . . Hockey flourishes as pucksters move outside 
in full gear . . . Othello acquires new look as Brand audi- 
tions for part. "Oh tis thou Brabantio" . . . "Monsieur, 
how do you say a seal in French"? Tayku . . . Burt tries to 
bleach KMnOj. Winds up with red face. 
Burf: Boys, if this doesn't work, I'll drink iti! 
Mel: Too bad, there goes his diet. 

Kirsch institutes' minus two policy. Winds up with annex for 
half the class . . . Senor discovers notebook has lost weight. 
"I know who did it. Who did it?" . . . Intramural high school 
bowl shows teachers how much they really don't know . . . 
Arista inductions prove to be a smash hit as we promise 
to act in a "manner befitting a student of Torah" . . . 

What's so interesting outside, anyway? 

Loolc ot oil those 
seniors outside. 

Elchanite develops inferiority complex as it is turned down 
by every recording star in the country — and four from 
England . . . "No, we don't want to join the Beatle fan 
club" . . . Hockey team's forward line caught in act. Given 
afternoon ofF for practice . . . Doc makes us learn ^Vil 
'^N\yn Nbn by heart. Goes on six week speech on 
desirability of Erasmus girls . . . We take Merit as ANZ 
cautions. "When I say open it, open it. Open it!!" . . . 
Zuckoff conducts controlled experiment. Discovers students 
faked it out . . . 70% of students get 70% right all the 
time — That's two . . . Burt gives fifteenth test of the year; 
thirtieth quiz . . . T. Eller joins faculty. Winds up with bad 
impression of Yeshiva youth . . . Zuckoff works up enough 
guts to argue with someone . . . "Yes, yes, — no, darn it, 
you're not right." That's three . . . Too bad, Zuckoff . . . 
Trip to World's Fair is preceded by Yoc briefing on 11PN 
1in'* . . . Burt takes test to become a teacher in good 
schools. Fails, to stay wth us . . . Shapiro elected President. 
Seniors hope for Elchanite dictatorship . . . Corrupt politics 
suspected as Silberman wins Vice-Presidency with ten votes 
less than plurality . . . Regents time rolls around again. 
Two regents in one day . . . "When do I eat?" . . . Doc's 
foreboding words echo in our minds as we breathe the 

free air , 

'You are not yet seniors. 


.EY FRESHIE, you better buy an elevator pass"! 
Football player arrives from Boys High. Turns out to be nev/ 
history teacher . . . "You mean you don't make a rough map 
with coarse sandpaper" . . . Shapiro begins term as G.O. 
President. Seniors have Elchanite dictatorship . . . Fulda 
becomes administrator of Central. Goes on ten month talk 
on undesirability of BTA boys. Whoops, sorry — all boys 

N I O R 

. . . Archie tries hand at senior English. Receives triumphant 
roars in form of reverse arithmetic progressions . . . Enter- 
prising businessmen start Elchy concession. 
Chernofsky: What do you mean we're losing money. This 
is part of my breakfast. 

ANZ gloats over administratorship over high schools in 
Brooklyn and Manhattan for boys, and the high schools in 
Brooklyn and Manhattan for not boys . . . Senior hats arrive. 
Senior hats observed. Shapiro reported on missing persons 
list . . . Advanced Algebra takes on new look as Horowitz 
teaches commutative law of addition . . . Club 204 has tea 
party as reb has fits . . . "If he can do it, so can we." 
Take tea and — gay krig an admit . . . Faculty challenges 

Wtiere's Seymour Epstein? 

Brainiacs. Brains beat brawn as Arista emerges triumphant 
. . . Louie gives first test. Class average hovers around zero 
mark ... We take NYSRSE. ANZ tells us, "When I say 
break the seal, break the seal. Break the seal!" . . . Smilin' 
Bill the photographer arrives in full gear. Never have so 
many tried so hard to smile so feebly . . . Arluck displays 
profound math knowledge. Thirteen out of twenty-nine pre- 
sent equals lOO^c attendance. 
Archie: Where's Seymour Epstein. 

Senatorial race comes to BTA. Sparks fly . . . Sam Wong 
enters race on Chinese Loundry ticket . . . I.Y. joins hockey 
team on list of subversive activities. 

Epstein: But Rabbi ZurofF, why can't we be in the I.Y.? 
ANZ: Well, because, you see, it entails items which will 
involve a great decision and it is incumbent upon us to 
follow certain dictates of our conscience. 
Epstein: Yeah, but why can't we be in the I.Y.? 
Bennett brings wife to Elchy game. No wonder he doesn't 
come in Sundays . . . Successful season's pass drive com- 
pleted leaving one big question. "Who took number 263?" 
. . . Chanukah Chagiga decisions make Kenny most popu- 
lar man on campus . . We take boards. NSCW replaces 
ASMW as Abe joins Peter on unemployment list . . . NKFD 
comes and goes as we trounce Flatbush by 32 . . . "They 
say the new Flatbush building is fireproof. Do we believe 
it?" Too bad Flatbush . . . Lost in action: seventy-five inches 
of stuffed Hochhauser . . . How come a freshy is teaching 
A. A.? Tayku . . . Archie frustrated. Has empty classes to- 
morrow and tomorrow and tomorrow . . . Hockey team gets I 
excused admit from Zelda. Zelda exiled to upstairs office 
Bennett: (holding tunning fork) Why does this sound dif- | 



Epstein: Because of the nut that's holding it! 
Lev provides school with scrap paper as minor publications 
emerge . . . Fruchter elected President as reb rejoices . . . 
We discover v/hat a great guy Archie was when Baron 
returns to the scene . . . Who said the eighth term was a 
pushover? . . . Administration decides against Poll Sci 
course in fear of military coup and overthrown government 
. . . Willie traded for Herbie and six thousand spitballs . . . 
Bennett introduces physics gametime. Plays with mirrors, 
guns, pulleys and dolls . . . New chem teacher arrives 
on scene. That's what he says he is anyway . . . Coop starts 
new fraternity. Delta Epsilon Alpha Derivative — DEAD . . . 
Zakheim calls Shapiro mediocre. Shapiro calls Zakheim 
CENSORED . . . What would happen if T.A.'s finals were 
before Tilden's? Tayku . . . Senior class goes into ecstasy 
as Kenny announces that, in compliance with popular de- 
mand, he will once again advise the Chagiga . . . LKS buys 
wife a T.V. to show that he's chief. 
Epstein: But Rabbi, why can't we have Variety Nite? 
ANZ: Well, because, you see, it entails items which will 
involve a great decision and it is incumbent upon us to 
follow certain dictates of our conscience. 
Bright prospects for combined graduation depress senior 
class . . . We come up with three Merit finalists and two 
Westinghouse finalists . . . Along with these honors, we also 
have the distinction of perpetrating the first countdown on 
the Verrczano bridge . . . When Y.A. retires, will Gary 
Wood teach history at T.A.? Tayku . . . Hockey team notes 
sharp drop in ploy. Decides in favor of day ofl^ for practice 
. . . Sanders gives This Is My Life monologue. What does 
Gresham's law have to do with a bikini? . . . Does anyone 
remember what the Topics looks like? . . . ANZ tries reverse 
psychology. Tells us not to go to Yeshiva . . . We don't go 
to Yeshiva . . . Arista Brainiacs surprise themselves with 
perfect record . . . Dunk goes on radio. Who's better, 
Russell, Chamberlain or Reinhold?" . . . Benny da Bookie 
opens up Brooklyn branch in Balban's Joint . . . "Seven to 
one on the Tall One? Okay Rabbi" . . . Bennett pulls a 
Zuckoff fake-out. "If ! do, I die" ... He does; we die . . . 
Ten innocent lads from TA left stranded 'out in the cold' 
by shameless Falcons . . . School moves into new accommo- 
dations at Shea Stadium on Opening Day . . . Why doesn't 
ANZ throw out the first ball? Tayku . . . 

Where have all the fire extinguishers gone? 

75 inches of stuffed Hochhauser. 

Gingi: But Rabbi, why can't we have a separate graduation? 
ANZ: Well, because, you see, it entails . . . 
Kenny's team signs up for sixty-five's. Mel holds out for 
eighty . . . Louie frustrated after homework check. Pulls 
switch by calling for eco work . . . Washington declared 
disaster area as seniors invade . . . "Chickee, here comes 
LBJ" . . . Swimming team places first in I.Y. What I.Y.? 
Tayku . . . Elchanite comes out before graduation; or does 
it? . . . June 27 becomes our goal as we begin final count- 
down to freedom. 5-4-3-2-1. 

Sic Transit Gloria BTA. 




Typing Editors: Joseph Grun- 
wald, Arthur Levenglick. 

HE ELCHANITE this year continued its tradition of being the most 
important publication in the school. Being a school, rather than a 
senior, yearbook. The Eichonite has attempted to present a definitive, 
descriptive, view of YUHSB. Elchanite '65 has attempted to com- 
bine the new and the old with a new format and the hope for 
traditional high rating^. 

Working with a provocative theme, Editors-in-Chief Gory 
Epstein and Seymour Shapiro have attempted to coordinate all the 
sundr/ activities of the school into a coherent, interesting book. 
Advisor Mr. Horry Allan offered invaluable assistance in compiling 
and editing the book. 

Edilor-in-Chief Seymour Shapiro, Advisor Mr. Horry Allan, Editor. in-Chief Gary Epstein. 

Photo'grapby Editors: Philip Chernofsky, Martin Biolik. 

Literary Editors: Gary Levine, Stewart Feinbei 

Left to Right: Activities Editor!! Melvin Feinberg, Davtd Hershkovits, Alan Bigel, 
Aaron Weinberg. | 

Associate Editor Norman Seidenfeld, Co-Editors George Silber 
man, Elliott Weinhouse. 

Business Managers: Robert Lewis, Allen Flshmon, 
David Kuritzky. 

Art Editors: Joel Friedman, Sidney Klein. 

Facuhy Advisor 


Left to Right- Judah Freedman, Secretary-Treasurer; Seymour Shapirb, Presi- 
dent; George Siiberman, Vice-President. 

Left to Right: Irving Fuchs, Secrefar/- Treasurer, Lazar Fruchter, President; 
Judah Freedman, Vice-President. 


LiOORDINATING the school's extensive extracurricular activities is 
the General Organization. Headed by the Executive Council, con- 
sisting of the president, vice-president, and the secretary-treasurer 
who are elected in a school-wide election twice annually, the legis- 
lative body is composed of two representatives from each English 
class. Meetings, held twice monthly, are. devoted to all matters 
affecting the student body. 

Commencing its activities under the tight financial policies of 

■fall term 


Top to Bottom: Dov Zakheim, 
Leo BrandstoHer, Morris Wal- 
doks, Aaron Kerschenbaum. 


Leit to Right, Top Row: Joseph V/elfeld, David 
Hershkovils, Willie Schor, Middle Row: Irving 
Fuchs, Joseph Grunv/old. Seafed; Joel Fried- 


Left to Rightf Standing: David Portov/icz, 
Stuart Francis. Seated: Leon Korp, Joel Fried- 


Left to R/ght, Standing: Leonard 
Steiner, David Martin, Stephen 
Friedman. Seated: Ronnie Roth- 
blall, David Wolfson. 

fall term President Seymour Shapiro, this year's General Organiza- 
tion accrued a substantial net profit. The large advance sale of 
season's passes, coupled with the intelligent handling of the Chagi- 
got, also added to the body's financial success. 

Responsible for appointing the various commissions and arrang- 
ing for various assemblies, our able president provided for a well- 
rounded program. Fall term assemblies included a basketball rally, 
a political debate between representatives of the Democratic and 
Republican parties on the Senatorial campaign, an open Student 
Council meeting. Arista inductions, and various debating and high 
school bowl meets. President Shapiro also held the distinction of 
appearing, as a representative of the school, on the television pro- 
gram "Dorothy Gordon's Youth Forum." Other highlights of the 
fall term was the sophomore class trip to Philadelphia, and the insti- 



Top to Bottom: Stuart Francis, David 

Koufman, Philip Orbucti. 


clockwise From Top Left: Dov Zokheim, Morris Waldoks, Jonas 
LeWy Aaron Kersctienbaum. 

tution of Driver's Education into the school's halls by Secretary- 
Treasurer Judah Freedman. 

Having been Secretary-Treasurer of the G.O. in his fifth term, 
Lazar Fruchter returned to the political scene to become spring term 
president. Leading an interesting assembly program highlighted by 
a student-faculty High School Bowl game, and a Student Struggle 
for Soviet Jewry rally. President Fruchter also made some wel- 
come innovations in the school routine. For the first time in six years 
the IttlVl J"i» outing was revived. A spirited niNOSVn OVpro- 
gram was celebrated. The school once again journeyed to the 
World's Fair, while the most important event of the year was the 
seniors' trip to Washington, which was handled competently and 
successfully by a committee appointed and headed by President 

Ably assisting the General Organization in all its affairs was 
Mr. Joseph Strum, whose assistance was always given when re- 

spring term 


Clockwise from Top Left: Joseph VVelfeld, David Kuritzky, 

Brick, Gary Epstein, Joseph Grunwold, Stewart Feinberg. 



Clockwise from Top Leff: Steven Springer^ Jesse 

Cogan, David Wolfson, Ronnie ftothblatt. 




fall ferm 

Left to Right, Standing: Aaron Kerschenbaum, Irving Fuchs, 
Joseph Grunwald, Dov Zakheim. Seated; Chief Justice Marvin 
Monheil, Facuit/ Advisor Joseph Strum, Morris Woldoki. 


LCTING as the iudiciary branch of YUHSB government, the Stu- 
dent Court tries all transgressors of the Service Squad rules and 
regulations. Composed of five justices and an alternate, the Court 
is elected by the Student Council. 

Each offender is given a summons to appear before the Stu- 
dent Court to have his case heard. Charges are then presented by 
the Chief Justice, and the defendant is asked for his explanation. If 
found guilty the student is generally required to write penal disser- 
tations or attend the Minyan for a given period of time. 

This year's Chief Justices, Marvin Monheit and Joseph Grun- 
v/ald, guided by the advice of Mr. Joseph Strum, who served in the 
capacity of Faculty Advisor, led the Court to a successful year of 
student justice. 

spring ferm 

Left fo Rightf Standing-. Arthur Levenglick, Gary Epstein, Ira 
Newman, Morris Waldoks. Seated: Chief Justice Joseph Grun- 
wald, Faculty Advisor Joseph StrumA Dov Zakheim. 

left to Right: Secretary-Treasurer Melvin Feinberg, President Arthur Levenglick, Vice-President 
Norman Seldenfeld. 


lRISTA, our school's chapter of the National Honor Society, 
developed into the most dynamic group in the school. Under the 
leadership of Presidents Raymond Reich and Arthur Levenglick, the 
chapter produced a basketball team that compiled a perfect record 
and a high school bowl team. The Arista "Voice" also developed 
into a monthly bulletin of news and editorials. 

The function of Arista is twofold. First, the organization serves 
as an honor society in order to publicly show recognition to those 
students who have achieved success in scholarship, leadership, char- 
acter and service. Second, Arista plays an important role in its 
capacity as the leader of the school, and sets an example to be 
followed. This year, because of the development of the "Voice," 
Arista has been capable of communicating its views to the student 

Arista also veered from its traditional trips policy and went to 
Lakewood Yeshiva this year. At Lakewood, Arista members were 
treated to a lecture, a tour, and lunch. The trip, though a topic of 
great controversy, proved to be most informative and most enfoyable. 

Serving ably in the capacity of faculty advisers were Mr. Samuel 
Leibowitz and Rabbi Fred Bohensky who gave so liberally of their 
time and effort. Assisting the presidents were Elliott Weinhouse and 
Norman Seidenfeld, fall and spring term vice-presidents respectively. 


Left fo Right' Vice-President Elliott Weinfiouse, President Raymond Reicti, Secretary-Treasurer 
Philip ChernoLfsky. 

Left to Right, Top Row: Gory Epstein, Aaron Weinberg, Jacob 
Rand, Martin Oliner. Second Row-. Seymour Shapiro, Ira Fried- 
man, Alan Springer. Bottom Row: Lazar Fructiter, Gary Brick, 
Mayer Shapiro. 

Martin Gottleib 

Left to Right, Top Row, Dov Zakheim, Isodore Gutwein, Ira Morrow, Leo Brandstatter, Joseph 
Grunwald. Second Row: Martin Gottlieb, Bernard Weiner, Jonas Lew, Robert Lewis. Bottom Row; 
Aaron Kerschenboum, Stewart Feinberg, Dov Loriner, Abraham Birnboum. 

Bulletin ^MiSm 

jTVPPEARING each week to keep the students abreast of school 
news, the mimeographed Bulletin has the distinction of being the 
only New York Yeshlva weekly newspaper. Boasting fine news cov- 
erage on its first page and informative editorials on its second page, 
the newspaper managed to develop a lively format. 

Under the able leadership of Dov Zakheim and functioning with 
the beneficent good graces of the administration, the Bulletin 
achieved an excellent rating by the Columbia Scholastic Press Asso- 
ciation. The Bulletin was one of the school's most eagerly awaited 
publications, with its news and opinion columns avidly digested by 
the entire school body. 




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Left to Right: Ediior-in-Chief Dov 
Ediioriai Advisor Gary Epstein. 

Clockwise from Top Left: Aaron Kerschenbaum, 
David Kaufman, Associate Editor Arthur Leven- 

Clockwise from Top Left: Jay Grunfeld, Steven Weinstock, 
David Boyev/itz, Joseph Grunwold. 


■ICTUM Ntwi^J^ 



INE of the most cherished and worthwhile traditions of YUHSB 
is the Topics. The official publication of the General Organization, 
the Topics keeps the student body Informed, with its up-to-date news 
pages, entertained, with its popular unsyndicated columns, and 
amused, with its hilarious features. 

Functioning under the capable leadership of Raymond Reich, 
the Topics this year achieved a high rating in the Columbia Scho- 
lastic Press Association. Recognition must also go to Mr. Josef 
Brand who worked hand in hand with Editor Reich in his capacity 
as Faculty Advisor. 

The paper's editorial policy, though hampered by administra- 
tive censorship, managed to give lucid appraisals of things affecting 
th e scho ol and the student body. 

Left fo Rigbtf Standing: Ira Morrow, Philip Chernofsky, Aaron Weinberg, Dov Zakheim 
Sealed: Bd!lor-in-Chief Raymond Reich. 

I^acuhy Adviser Mr. Josef Brand, Editor-in-Chief 
Raymond Reich. 


Mark Kaplan, Managing Editor Joseph Grunwald, Howard Bryks. 

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HE REVIEW, literary magazine of YUHSB, this year enioyed its 
most successful year since its inception. Edited by Arthur Levenglick 
and managed by Joseph Grunwald, the Review appeared a record 
number of times. 

The Review, as a literary magazine, appeals to a major field 
of interest, creative writing. Its pages are filled with poems, short 
stories, essays, and book reviews. Through a recent Innovation, the 
Review also contains special features, such as chess and creative 
art. Thus, the Review provides not only interesting reading material, 
but also an outlet for creativity on the part of YUHSB's authors and 
literary creators. 

C/octwise from Top left. David Kaufman, Gory Levine, Gary Epstein, Mayer SI 
Norman Seidenfeld, Editor in-Chief Arthur Levenglick, Elliott V^eintiouse. 


Left fo Right, SfandiiKj. Michael Shmidman, Ervie Farkas, Ronnie Rothblatt, 
David Bayewitz. Seofed. Editor-in-Chief Aaron Weinberg. 


Left to Right, Standing: Jacob Rand, Elliott Weinhouse, Irving Fuchs, David 
Sovitsky, Arthur Levenglick. Seated. Editor-in-Chief Mayer Shapiro, Judoh 
Freedmon, David Bayewitz, Abraham Birnbaum. 


LiNOR PUeLICATIONS play an important role In the extra-cur- 
ricular portion of ttie student's life. This year's Issues became the 
subject of much Interest and many heated controversies. The publi- 
cations were seen flying to every taste and topic under the sun. 

Certainly the most circulated periodical was The Yugar. Guided 
by Editor-in-Chief Aaron Weinberg, who knew the Innermost secrets 
of the basketball team, the publication was distributed free of 
charge to all in attendance at varsity home games. 


Clockwise from Top Left: Elliott Weinhouse, JatiOb Rand, Seymour 
Shapiro, Joseph Grunwold, Steven Cholfin, Martin Reinmon, Leon 
Karp, Editor-in-Chief Martin Oliner, Howard Bryks. 

Filling the void of our school's Judaic publications, HaDerech, 
edited by Martin Oliner and Howard Nusbaum, under the guidance 
of Rabbi Harold Kanatopsky, served to awaken the student body to 
the problems of man's relationship with his fellow man. 

Serving as the organ of the school's math wizards, the Corol- 
lary presented various math problems and puzzles to the student 
body. Under the editorship of Mayer Shapiro, the math magazine 
was well enjoyed by the student body. 

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HIS YEAR, the Library continued its drive toward being the most 
prominent function in the school. Possessing an excellent stock of 
every sort of reading material, the Library has added new books in 
every category to provide the student with an indispensable service. 
Among the additions are current best sellers, topical works, and 
many magazine selections. 

Those most responsible for the Library's prominence are Faculty 
Advisor Mr. Robert Bassel and the Chief Librarians, Nathan Bednarsh 
and Abraham Stein. Many students could not have succeeded were 
it not for the Library and its heads. 


Head Nathan Bednarsh, faculty Advisor Mr. 
Roberf Bassell, Head Abraham Stein. 

Left to Right: tra Newman, Bemord Lehrer, David 

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lS the perennial source for all Talmudic and Hebraic research, 
the Hebrew Library has become one of the school's most valuable 
assets. Its numerous tractates are in constant use by the students and 
the faculty during the morning sessions. 

The Library has continued to expand its collection of books and 
its popularity under the able direction of Rabbi Epstein. It is now 
possible for a YUHSB student to do independent research on any- 
thing concerning Judaism by simply .entering the ever-open doors 
of the Hebrew Library. 

Karl Waldman, Jacob Rand, Martin Templemon. 

Seated: Faculi/ Advisor Rabbi Joseph Epsteti 
Standing: Barry BIrnbaum, Hestiy Pincus. 


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Left to Right, Top Row Jacob Pretter, George lefkovits, Sheldon Aron, Bernie 
Freedman. Second Row. Neil Danzig, David Posen, Irwin Mansdorf, Ervie Forkas. 
Third Row, Alan Sirote, Sigmund Handleman, Dovtd Wolfsnn, Steven Chalfin. Fourfh 
Row; Philip Skoinick, Martin Gottlieb, Israel Jacobowitz, Joseph Wei f eld. Bottom 
Row, Joel Troube, Joel Friedman, Irving Birnbaum. 



I ERVING EFFECTIVELY as the watchdog of law in YUHSB, the serv- 
ice squad this year developed into the most effective ever. Under 
the aegis of Captains Joseph Grunwald, Joel Friedman, Gary Bricl<, 
and Joseph Rosenfeld, the squad competently patrolled all areas 
in the school and had posts in each room and on every floor. The 
squad is responsible for maintaining general decorum and good 
conduct on the part of the student body and does so by issuing 
summonses to offenders who are then brought before the student 

Among this year's new ideas, the service squad produced a 
system of cards which were identification badges of the patrolmen. 
Thus, all patrolmen could easily identify themselves to the officer 
checking posts as well as to any offender. Also, in the spring term, 
the squad reverted fo a three-captain leadership, a system which pro- 
moted greater efficiency. 

Clockwise from Top Left: David Weiss, Steven Springer, Martin Oiiner, Bruce Fader, 
David Martin, Leo Brandstatter, Vice-President George Siibermon, Captain Joel 
Friedman, Coptoin Joseph Grunwald. 

clockwise from Top Leff. Paul Bronner, Arthur LevengMck, Bruce Fader, David 
Portowicz, Ronnie Rothblott, David Martin, Captain Joseph Rosenfeld, Captain Gory 
Brick, Captain Joseph Grunwald, Vice-President Judah Freedman. 

spring term 

Left to Right, Top Row: Jacob Pretter, David Weiss, Bernie Freedman, David Posen, 
Dov Frlmer, Solomon Strickmon. Second Row,- Joel Michaels, Allen Birnbaum, Harold 
Uvegi, Michael Handler, Irving Birnbaum. Third Row.- Dov Zakheim, Alan Bernstein, 
Michael Fenster, Harvey Greenberg, Neil Donzig. BoHom Row; David Wolfson, 
Howard Bryks, Normon Setdenfeld, Jonas Lew. 



J. WICE each year the seniors gird themselves for the limelight and 
present to the school a brand of uninhibited, rollicking humor pecu- 
liar to YUHSB. These occasions, of course, are the Chagigot, which 
take place at Chanukah and Purim. 

This year, with the administration taking an active role in the 
presentations, seniors nevertheless glorified themselves, writing skits 
only one day before the Chagigot. Along with the skits, students 
were also regaled by humorous songs, glee club renditions of folk 
tunes, and Rabbi Kanatopsky's speech. 

The Chagigot were under the direction of Gary Brick, Norman 
Seidenfeld, Gary Epstein, and Gary Levine. 

Lett to Right. Gary fcpsiem, Norman Seidenfeld, Gary Brick, Gary Levine. 

Rabbi Harold Kanatopsky, 
Faculty Advisor. 


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LLWAYS a favorite with the student body and the administration, 
Variety Nite this year also worl<ed its way into the hearts of many 
morning mentors. 

Under the capable leadership of Gary Epstein and Gary Levine, 
a well-planned program was organized. It featured entertainment 
of professional caliber. There was nothing to mar the spirit, vitality, 
and vivacity with which the show was organized. Variety Nite '65 
will live on in the memory of YUHSB students. 



LeSPONDER to rapid-fire questions, answerer to difTlcult problems 
of all sorts, solver of intricacies and delicate inquiries, the high 
school bowl team surged to victory after victory in pursuit of first 
place honors in the I.Y. High School Bowl League. Though a new- 
comer on the scene, the inter-Yeshiva "battle of brains" has gained 
popularity among all students who have witnessed the tense excite- 
ment of a meet. 

High School Bowl this year was managed by Howard Bryks, 
who officiated at meets, and Joseph Grunwald, who aided in for- 
mulating questions. Allen Fishman, leader of the audio-visual squad, 
was responsible for devising the buzzer system, which was widely 
used throughout the league. 

The team this year rose to heights deemed impossible because 
of last year's poor performance. The high finish was largely due to 
the able leadership of Joel Friedman and Nathan Presser. With two 
returning underclassmen, the team should repeat this year's record 
next year. 

Left to Right: Joseph Grunwoid, Bruce Fader, Alan Hirth, Arthur Levenglick, Scorer Allen Fish- 
man, Aionager Howard Bryks, Sam Goldman, Captain Joel Friedman, Captain Nathan Presser, 
Melvin Feinberg. 


/ tofd you Mitiard Fillmore was the thirteenth President. 



Arthur Levenglick, 

FaU Term Debating Manager. 

I EW IDEAS and reforms sparked YUHSB's debating program this 
-year. Under the leadership of Debating Managers Arthur Levenglick 
and David Savitsky,':jhe debating team elected Leo Brandstatter 
to its captaincy in a warmly acclaimed innovation. Although the team 
suffered a disappointing record, it experienced better coordination 
and team effort than .ever before. 

For the first time in many years, a working junior varsity debat- 
ing team was set upj_ serving as a training ground for future varsity 
debaters. Many of the underclassmen on junior varsity have already 
gained much valuable experience and, as a result, have been ele- 
vated to positions on varsity. 

In intrcmurals, both terms saw successfully completed schedules. 
Innovations in intrcmurals included free choice of topics and panel 
discussions. Topics discussed included controversial points such as: 
Red China's admission to the U.N., the establishment of civilian 
review boards In New York City, and the continuation of U.S. aid 
to belligerent nations. 

Clockyfise from Top Left: Neil Nusbaum, Dov Frimer, Alfred Neugut, Jesse Cogan, 
David Handler, Richard Schiffmiller, Harvey Greenberg, David Wolfson, Jacob Helf- 
man, Ronnie Rothblatl. 



Left to Right, Top Row; Sidney Klein, Judah Freedmon, Dov Zakheim, Mayer Shapiro. 
Second Row. Aaron Kerschen bourn, Philip Chernofsky, David Stearn, Ira Friedman, 
Melvin Feinberg, Stuart Francis. Bottom Row-. Steven Chalfin, David Koufmon, Captain 
Leo Brandstatter, Gary Epstein, Gary Levine. 

David Savitsky, 

Spring Term Defao//ng Monager. 








Left fo Right, Bottom Row: Dov Loriner, Heshy Pincus, Abroham Birnbaum, Arthur Levenglick. 
Second Row Elliott Weinhouse, Raymond Reich, Norman Seidenfeld, Harold Gellis, Top Row: 
Leon Korp, Martin Oliner, Seymour Shapiro, Howard Bryks, Gary Epstein, David Portowicz. 


RGANIZED to coordinate all religious activities of the school, the 
Yeshiva Organization Commission, under the guidance of Rabbi P. 
Yogel, carried through a very successful program. This year's leaders, 
Philip Chernofsky and Joseph Grunv/ald, v/ere assisted by Heshy 
Pincus and Abraham Birnbaum, who headed the Mishmar. 

The primary activity of the YOC is the daily Minyan. Every 
morning a group of approximately sixty boys gather in the audi- 
torium to observe 'ni'iia nl7'3n At the Minyan, each boy is given 
the opportunity to serve as a n^>3n bV3 or DN'Tp ^Va • Ably 

assisting the Minyan through its various ni^'Sn ic Rabbi S. Fai- 
vushevitz. After the Minyan, the boys are served breakfast, free of 
charge, at the Elchanite concession. 

Every Thursday evening, under the guidance of Rabbi Schein- 
berg, assisted by H. Pincus and A. Birnbaum, a group of over forty 
students gather in the school to review weekly Talmud lessons. This 
year's Mishmar has enjoyed great success due to the consistent devo- 
tion of Rabbi Scheinberg. 

Serving as the watchdog on mi\yD , the YOC has the 
difficult task of making sure that every product sold in the Yeshiva 
is strictly kosher. In pursuit of this goal, the commission sends out 
letters of inquiry to various companies whose products are being 

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handled. They also subscribe to the Bulletin of the Union of Orthodox 
Jewish Congregations, which is distributed to each student. 

A major undertaking of the YOC is the annual charity drive. 
Participating for the first year in a separate drive coordinated by the 
four Yeshiva University High Schools, the school raised a sum of 
$1000. The drive was headed by Joseph Grunwald. 

Rounding out the year's activities, the YOC undertook the sale 
of Matzoh products for Passover. Sold were items such as T\HQ 
mi)3W 18-minute Matzoh, cake meal and wines. Under the leader- 
ship of Philip Chernofsky, the service was appreciated greatly by 
the student body. 

Leaders: Philip Chernofsky, Joseph Grunwald. 

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LiOMPETING in the interscholastic Mathematics League, the moth 
team finished higher than any previous YUHSB team. Captained 
by high scorer Aaron Weinberg and coached by Rabbi Cooper, the 
team was a primary source of pride to the school. It will be dif- 
ficult for ony future team to improve on this group's performance. 

Left to Right, Top Row: Aaron Kerschenba 
Shapiro, Howard Bryks, Sigmund Handleman, 
Fuchs, Sam Goldman. Second Row: Abraha 
baum, Joseph Grunwald, Martin Templema 
Leist, David Kaufman, Martin Reinman, Arthun 
glick. Bottom Row: Coach Rabbi Louis Coope 
tain Aaron Weinberg. 

teft /o Right: Aaron Kerschenbaum, Arthur Zwillenberg, Eugene Roslker, Joseph Grunwald, 
Neil Nusboum, Norman Seidenfeld, Heshy Pincus, Co-Capfain Arfhur Levenglick, Abraham 
Birnbaum, Howard Bryks, Captain Howard Nusbaum. 

Clockwise from Bottom Left: Samuel Zomber, Norman Setdenfeld, Heshy Pincus, Arthur Leven- 
glick, Abraham Birnbaum, David Kaufman, Co-Capfain Howard Nusbaum, Captain Theodore 



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HE 1964-65 MJHSL season was a successful one for the Yugars, 
but, to the disappointment of many, had an anticlimactic finish. Our 
cagers started the season slowly by dropping 2 of its first three 
games, one each to Flatbush and Hili. YUHSB did not lose hope, 
however, and aided by its great offensive strength, went on to 
gain victories in 6 of its 7 remaining games, their only loss coming 
at the hands of first place HILI at a time when the Yugars were 
stilled by the injury of B. Weiner. 

YUHSB excelled offensively as they managed to exceed 70 
points 5 times during league play. Their most exciting victory came 
late in the season at the expense of an improved Elizabeth, when 
they came from behind to register a narrow 85-82 victory. Bernie 
Weiner possess the individual high for a single game, by scoring 
30 points in a 78-54 victory over Elizabeth. 

After a second place finish the Yugars competed in the play- 
offs, and emerged successful by defeating both Ramaz and Eliz. 
The cagers who thus gained the right to play in Madison Square 
Garden against HILI, were defeated for the first time in Garden 
play. Bernie Weiner, however, who scored 25 points, was given the 
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In non-league play YUSHB defeated the Alumni and in the HILI 
Festival, acquired a third place finish. 

B. Weiner and D. Hershkovits were individual scoring leaders 
compiling 256 and 240 points respectively. Many thanks to Coach 
Irv Forman who gave graciously of his time and effort to lead the 
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Captain Dave Hershkovits, Captain Bernard Weiner. 

Left to Right, Standing Gary Waltuch, George Silberman, Jonas Lew, Joseph Reinhoid, 
Arie Sommer, Alan Bigel, Norman Benzon, Michael ReJnhard. Kneeling-. Joel Friedman, 
Aaron Weinberg, Captain Dave Hershkovits, Captain Bernard Weiner, Israel Jacobov/itz, 
Michael Friend. 

Left to Right: Ballboy Ronnie Rothblalt, Sfalistician Arthur Leven- 
gltck, Wanoger Harold Gellis, Manofrer Joseph Grunwald, Manager 
Aaron Kerschenbaum. 

A Q U A M E N 

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lOING THROUGH its sixth consecutive championship season, the 

YUHSB Aquomen proved themselves the most successful team in the 

school's history. Overcoming opponent after opponent, the swimming 

team merrily sv/am its way to glory without even straining a muscle. 

Sparking the team were its captains, Melvin Feinberg and Alan 

Bigel, who arranged meets and led the team with their swimming 

■ prowess. This duo also took upon themselves the job of coaching and 

: training the rest of the team. 

Each member of the swimming team must go through grueling 
- practice sessions during which their skill and endurance are honed 
; to razor sharpness. To become a member of this exalted company 
^ Is truly a high honor and tribute. 

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Left to Right, Standing. Stewarf Feinberg, Nathan Presser, Marvin Monheit, Bernard Mezrich, 
Louis Weiss, Michael Ravetch. Kneeling: Nathan Shapiro, Caploin Melvin Feinberg, Manager 
Jay Grunfeld, Captain Alan Bigel, Norman Morgenstern. 

handball team chosen 

Softball nine takes title 

Left fo Right, Top Row: Martin Golllieb, Martin diner, David Morgen- 
stern. Second Row: Gary Epstein, Abraham Birnbaum, Gory Brick, Arthur 
Levenglick. Bottom Row: Philip Chernofsky, Captain Seymaur Shapiro, 
Captain Joseph Welfetd, Joseph Grunwald. 

U OING THROUGH its season undefeated, the Handball Team owes 
much to its hardworking captain, Seymour Shapiro. Shapiro was 
unsurpassed in arranging and winning meets with what at best can 
be described as a "mediocre" team. 

j7 EATURING a solid infield backed up by a speedy outfield/ the 
Softball team shaped up to be the school's strongest team. Under the 
leadership of captains Harold Gellis and Seymour Shapiro, the team, 
through continued practice on Friday afternoons, earned an enviable 
near perfect record as they tore through the league. 

Left to Right, Top Row: Sam Goldman, David Schnail, Abe Stein, Louis Weiss, Eddie Geisler, 
Michael Kowalski. Second Row.- Stewart Feinberg, Jesse Cogon, Melvin Feinberg, Steven Simon, 
Israel Jacobowitz Jeffrey Garber. Third Row: Michael Shmidman, Bruce Fader, Eugene Rostker. 
Kneeling: Martin Gottleib, Joseph Welfeld, Captain Harold Gellis, Captain Seymour Shapiro, 
Leo Brandstatter, Irwin Mansdorf. Not Shown: Philip Chernofsky, Ronnie Rothblott. 

Clockwise from Top Left, Hyman Kislak, Eddie Geisler, Martin Biaiik, Louis 
Weiss, Arie Sommer, Captain Elliot Spitz, Captain Marvin Lebowitz, Gary 



U UR BOWLING TEAM, known more amiably as Hie Kenmore Keg- 
lers, put their dally practice on their home lanes to good use while 
knocking down their opponents in lY competition. Headed by Marvin 
Lebowitz and Elliot Spitz, the team seemed headed for the cham- 
pionship cup. 

Capturing a large portion of the student body's interest, the 
Yusox put their heads and toes to the ball while running down their 
opponents in the Inter-Yeshiva Soccer League. Captained by Joseph 
Beatus, Elliot Spitz and Zev Friedman, the team finished the season 
far ahead of its opponents. 

Left to Right. Top Row; Joseph Rosenfeld, Mark Koplow, Robert Leibowitz, 
Yitzchok Schonwald, Arte Sommer, Joseph Hershkovitz, Hymen Kislak, Abra- 
ham Rosenzweig, Dov Zokheim. Middle Row: Martin Biatik, Irving Birnbaum. 
Kneeling: Steven Wein, Captain Joseph Beatus, Captain Elliot Spitz, Captain 
Zev Friedman, Bernard Lehrer. 

trackmen set 

Left fo Right, Top Row. Arthur Levenglick, Michael Reinhard, Hyman Kislak, Judah Freedman, 
Sidney Klein, Alan Springer, Lazar Fruchter, Steven Roth. Second Row: Martin Gottlieb, Zev 
Friedman, Michael Ravetch, Captain Harold Gellis, Captain Marvin Lebov/itz, Norman Morgen- 
stern, Israel Jacobowitz. Bottom Row, Eddie Geisler, Bruce Fader, Aaron Kerschenbaum, Irving 
Greisman, Louis Weiss. 

J. HE oldest of our school's minor sports, the track team sufFered 
mainly from lack of intensive practice. However, realizing that a 
good trackman must be in top condition, captains Harold Gellis 
and Marvin Lebowitz tried to hold weekly practices In order to lead 
their team on to victory. 

Probably the least respected of our minor teams, the tennis 
team nevertheless possessed considerable talent. Under the leader- 
ship of Eddie Geisler, the men with the racquets were eager to get 
onto the clay to defeat those who were so brave as to oppose them. 

netmen undefeated 

Left to Right, Top Row: Hillel Besdin, Leonard Steiner, Hyman GoldstofF, Michael Ravetch, Allan 
Bernstein, David Savitsky, Michael Friend, Sam Goldman, Martin Gottlieb. Kneeiing. Louis 
Weiss, Coptain Eddie Geisler, Judah Freedman. 

gridiron gladiators 


NEWCOMER to the sports scene, touch football became a thing 
of glory when the YUHSB team shut out our perennial rivals from 
Flatbush 22-0. Having thus avenged the Flatbushers lucky first basket- 
ball victory, our football team went into semi-retirement waiting for a 
Giant scout. The gridiron seems a permanent fixture in YUHSB 




pucksters popular with principal 

Left to Right: Arthur Levenglick, Gary Epstein, Lazar Fruchter, Captain Sey- 
mour Shapiro, Coach Mr. Martin Bennett, Captain Joseph V/elfeld, Joseph 
Grunwald, Philip Chernofsky. 

teff to Right, Standing: David Hershkovits, Captain Joel Friedman, Bernard Welner, 
Mel Feinberg, Michael Reinhord, Israel Jacobowilz. Kneeling: Gary Woltuch, Captain 
Alan Hirth, Alan Bigel, Stewart Feinberg, Joseph Reinhold, Harold Gellis, Jonas Lew. 

X^ OPULARIZED by administrative 
tervention, the hockey team this year 
was more active than ever. Functioning 
outdoors when the weather permitted, 
and indoors when others permitted, the 
Yupucks sported proudly their bodge of 
courage — the Purple Shins. Doing an 
admirable job of coaching, was Mr. 
Martin Bennett, who doubled part-time 
as a physics teacher. 

I n - E X i I ^ 

I. Y. 

LiONQUERING almost insurmountable obstacles, the Inter-Yeshiva 
High School Student Council remained alive and active. The league 
is student-run and consists of YUHSB, Ramaz, RJJ Flatbush, and 
HILI. It arranges all intermural contests except varsity basketball. 

Performing a phenomenal job as the person most responsible 
for YUHSB's remaining in the council was the league's president, 
Gary Epstein. He was ably assisted by Melvin Feinberg, Joel Fried- 
man, and Morris Waldoks, the school's representatives to the I.Y. 

Clocfcw/se from Top teff. Melvin Feinberg, Morris 
Woidolts, Joel Friedman. 

Whof /r? 

Gary Epslein, 
/y President. 


Ititramurals in action 

1 NTRAMURAL ATHLETICS provide a recreational outlet for the 
YUHSB student. Giving the average student an opportunity to display 
his athletic prov/ess, intramurals ran the gamut from ping-pong to 
touch football. Under the expert auspices of Athletic Managers 
Eugene Rostker and Marvin Monheit, there was alv/ays an athletic 
event taking place somewhere. Mr. Rostker also accomplished major 
breakthroughs by acquiring a ping-pong set and basketball nets. 

Marvin Montieit 

Fall Term Atblelic Manager 





Eugene Rostker 

Spring Term Athletic Manager 






by Gary tevi'ne 

1 HE two men set up the checkerboard on the portable table they had brought 
with them to the park. 

"Y'know, Sid," one said, "I think we ought to revise our policy in Viet Nam." 

"Hmmm," said the other, v/atching the board, as if he feared it might run away 
if his back were turned. 

"We're doing the wrong things, Sid. If we just tried to negotiate with Red. . . ." 

"We don't recognize Red China, Ed," said the other and jumped a man. He 
giggled as he took it off the board. 

"Maybe you're right," Ed said, and moved. "What do you suggest we do, 

An all out attack on the North and drive 'em out." 

He moved a man. 

"That sounds logical," he speculated. "It might be the answer." 

"Could be." 

"Could be, " said Ed, and double jumped, gaining himself a king. 

"Oh," the other moaned, slapping himself on the forehead. 

The victor laughed, and in Viet Nam, six Americans and fourteen Viet Namese 
were killed in an offensive attempt to capture half a mile of no man's land. 


Russia at Night 

fay Arihur Levenglick 

The darkening night and oncoming fright, 
The pattering steps of the men; 
The secretive sight of oft-hidden might. 
And innocents raided again. 

Four secret police, two hidden near trees. 
Were waiting like dogs for their prey. 
Their motion had ceased; only spurious peace 
For the criminals who, now, must pay. 

The printing press droned; two men were alone; 
Their crime had been solemn and grave. 
The midnight chime toned; the dim light had shone 
For hours on the black printed wove. 

Then silently still, the men advance till 
Three brave police stood by the door. 
With coffins to fill, they knew they must kill. 
Or the vicious Jews would betray more. 

With death in their eyes and will to chastise 
And long -barreled guns in their hand. 
They longed by surprise to capture their prize 
And purge two more Jews from the land. 

They smashed down the door and entered the poor 

Dimly lit triple-roomed flat. 

And there, on the floor, along with a store 

Of papers the printing press sat. 

"Jews, pay for your crime; the clock's reached a time 
Wherein blood of your corpses shall pay! 
But a matter of time ere you'll pay for your crime," 
Was all that the sergeant could say. 

Tass reported next day a story of brave 
Police who protected the state. 
For they had done away in a fight yesterday 
With two Jews who had tried to escape. 

The Long Road Nowhere 

1 ARISE slowly in the morning; — another day, I wash and eat. 
Then, on to school. I work and study. The day passes and I trudge 
home for dinner; then studying. I live. No, not live — exist. Once 
more I feel the mattress and sleep. The pattern is clear, and I must 
follow it, in order to enter college. College is for my future sub- 
sistence and prosperity. 

When I am married, I will live for my children, though, in fact, 
I have lived my whole life for them, already. They, too, will live for 

by Judah Freedman 

What is life? It is tomorrow and more tomorrows. I live for the 
future. I exist for someone else, because someone has existed for me. 

When, then, do I live? Must I be a radical or non-conformist to 
live as a man, and not a vegetable. 

When I am ninety, I may sigh and say: "Now my life is mine." 
But what, then, will my life be? All my tomorrows will have come and 
gone. There will be nothing else. 

I am told that there is a life after this one. I can merely ask 
"Will I live then?" 

Or am I supposed to? 



by David Kaufman 

J. HE hum of the conveyor belt was disturbed by the sudden boom of the 
public address system. 

"4163; report to personnel, immediately" it said, and clicked off. 

4163 left his place at the assembly line. He bounded up the stairs and 
halted before a door with a sign reading: V. D. Brigs, Head of Personnel and 
Supplies." After a perfunctory knock of the door, he opened it and meekly 
walked in. 

"Ah, good morning, 4163." The fat man behind the desk said, without 
looking up. 

"4163," his eyes were focused on the report on his desk, before him. 
"The company, as you may have heard, has decided to automate. From the 
moment the raw materials arrive, to the second our product leaves, only ma- 
chines will come in contact with it." 

4 1 63 felt his face turn a horrible white. 

"The only exception will be you." We have discovered the remarkable 
fact that you can work as fast as the machines we are buying. You may, 
therefore, keep your job, on the condition that you do not fall behind the speed 
of the machines." Brigs began reading a report from the "in" basket, signifying 
that the discussion was ended. 

Two weeks later, the machines were brought in and the men fired. 4163 
took his place in assembly line 14. His two new neighbors were a pair of 
machines. As the first plastic square was automatically halted before him, he 
placed four metal strips on the square. When the next square was stopped 
before him, he was ready for it, with two strips in each hand. He was ready for 
the next. And the next. And the next . . . 

Two hours later, V. D. Brigs, Head of Personnel and Supplies, glanced out 
the window that overlooked the factory. He watched for a moment and then 
picked up the phone. 

"Hello, AAr. Simpson. This is Brigs in Personnel. Yes, sir. All machines in 
line 14 functioning properly. Yes, sir." 

He put down the phone, leaned back, and lit up a cigarette. 




HE black Mercedes sedan pounded through the darkened streets. 
The rain beat an incessant drumming on the dork grey top of the 
speeding limousine as he neared the dock area. He drew up close 
to the curb and heard a fog-horn calling in the lower bay. Green 
and red lights were halos in the river fog. 

He stepped down from his car and walked carefully to avoid 
spotting his shoes in the growing puddles. 

It was pouring now and his hat no longer protected his face. 
Water coursed down blinding him and he almost fell over the edge 
of the pier. He sat down on a nearby pile and watched the drops 
pelting the waves. 

He saw the freighter pulling against the wind, coming home. 
He saw bright lights and heard faint music coming from the dives 
on the far side of the wharf. 

And he cried. 

He had trouble keeping the car in a straight line and slowed 
down to a roll as he neared the river. The red Jaguar needed 
a washing and its top was torn. He saw the sign of the ship- 
ping company and stopped. He locked his handbrakes and stepped 
onto the wooden platform. He heard an engine running and saw a 
black Mercedes parked further on up the wharf. He pulled the bottle 
of scotch out of his pocket and drank to the moon which showed 
palely through the thickening cloud cover. The wind was strong now 
and he pulled his coat around him to ward off the cold. He had 

by Sidney Klein 

another swig and tripped on his shoelace smashing the half empty 
bottle. He looked at the liquor mingle with the muddy water and 
watched his life slip through his fingers. 

He lowered his head to his chest and giggled quietly to 

The blue Ford screeched as he applied the worn brakes too 
hard. Got to keep going now, almost there. Through the mist his 
headlights picked out a sign saying: White Shipping Company, and 
he switched to brights to find his way better. He saw a black Merce- 
des to his left as he pulled up on the wharf. A scow was moored 
to the right of the wharf and his tires squished as he kept up a 
leisurely pace. He could see the end of the wharf now and he did 
not slow down. He hoped they wouldn't miss him too soon as his 
car did a perfect one and half rolls into the river. 


There is no truth in my world; 

Only unfalsehood 


I dwell in a world 

Of halves and almosts; 

The masqueraded lie, 

Parading proudly as progress; 

Of the waving flag 

Hiding the flagpole; 

The smile. 

Proposing pretentious tears. 

The big lie. 

The grand sellout. 

Gestured away, as self preservation. 

Munichs forever; 

Did you drop your lace, fair lady. 

Or your self-respect? 

The guiding light has turned to yellow. 
And no one sees its change. 

The greater tragedy. 

'Tis many 'thens' ago; 

The yesterday of tomorrow's memory. 

My frowns today. 

Tomorrow's smiles become. 

Hail me now, my nows and nexts. 

That die with me. 

Or eulogize my passing. 

That cast the ashes o'er the grave, 

While I and mine lie immobile, 

'Neath the earth of hours and days. 

Hail me now 

And not tomorrow. 

Hail, that I may smell but once 

The fragrance of my unbloomed blossom. 

For I have laid my eggs. 

And died with them unhatched. 

I will to hear them praise the 'I' and time 

that was 
(Though time and blindness flay the souls 

of seekers' truth). 
For 1 live my life for me, alone, 
And today is all too short. 

Alas, that I am no god; 

Naught, but a projection of my image. 

The Chicken or the Egg? 


by Gary Levine 

They tell us where to go. 

They tell us when and how and what. They tell us whom to see and what to say. 
They point out the road and say walk; they gesture to the mountain and say climb. 
They show us the outstretched sword and say die. 

But they do not tell us why. 

Not a word of reason do they offer; only an order to be obeyed for no other logic than the 
fact of its giving. 

"Forward, youth!! Onward youth to the bottle that you crave." 
I crave no battle. I beg for no war to kill in or to sacrifice for. 
Perhaps I might if I knew why. 

The forgotten word. 

Better than I sit and die on the roadside of my own choosing, than to be worshipped at an 
altar of others' conception and understanding. 

But they do not tell us why. 

Can they not find their truths, or do they run from them. 

I do not know, but I shall discover. 

For I am deaf to the sound of the sirens. 

Man in 

a Crowd 

by Gary Epstein 


HE nauseating, shrill music piped into the crowded restaurant 
as I made my way toward the stairs. My stomach rebelled against 
the repulsive odors emanating from the sweaty bodies of the fat 
laborers congregated there. With mounting disgust I realized that 
my tired person was contributing to the loathsome smell. The table 
to my left was unoccupied, but at my right a man and a woman sat, 
conversing in the insipid trivia which distinguishes this type of people 
from intelligent life. Who needed them or their kind? 

Who needed me? The queston rose in my brain for the thou- 
sandth time and for the thousandth time I dismissed it as inconse- 
quential. As long as I was the only one to question my usefulness 
I retained the right to exist. But these lower forms, these perversions 
of the human race, no more deserved to live than do chairs and 
floors which serve their purpose in inanimate, unfeeling, form. 

"Come on, yer blockin' the i'ul," a gutteral voice broke into 
my reverie. I turned and saw the most horrible visage I hod ever 
gazed upon. God, he was ugly! There was an unruly shock of red 
hair which crept around his lumberjack hat and forced its way into 
my appalled sight. Two oversized ears looked like two grotesque 
bookends which kept his bulging eyes from protruding into the 
smoke filled, polluted air of the cafe. 

With my stomach constricting into the tight lump that told me 
I was going to puke, I slowly turned and began to make my way 
to those stairs that led the way to my room. Once I got to my room 
I could call up Sue and escape to her beauty. As I stumbled forth, 
I felt a sharp pain in my right shin and suddenly I was falling, fall- 
ing forward in a vertigo of light and noise. There is nothing more 
ridiculous than a supine man in the middle of a crowded aisle. In the 
midst of a torrent of raucous laughter I painfully arose. 

"Didja see that jerk fall? I ain't laughed so much in all my life." 

This from a cheap lady who looked as though she had been 
laughing, or cawing, all her life. My spinning brain dictated that I 
answer. I turned to her and said, "You can go to hell. You can all 
go to hell." 

In a tumult of "you can't talk to me" and "that's no way to talk 
to a — " I felt a sharp blow in my stomach and another on my chin. 
Swinging wildly with an almost maniacal urge to destroy these sub- 
humans, I had the pleasure of hearing sharp cries of pain, broken 
glass, and shortly the welcome sirens of a cruising police car. 

"All right, what happened?" 

"It was all his fault, officer. The new guy in the fancy clothes. 
What was he doin' here anyway? He don't belong here! We're all 
workin' people here. He's a jerk! He's a nothing!!!" 

My God! They were questioning my very right to exist. They 
belonged; I didn't. I wasn't usefeul, I served no purpose; they did. 
Amid the confusion I sneaked up the stairs and into my room, 
glanced briefly at my razor blade and ran to the window. I looked 

Ah! Who cores what those low-lifes think. 

As I dialed the number, I formulated my approach. 

"Hello, Sue! You got anything planned ..." 

W HY DO PEOPLE notice his color? Why can't they understand 
when he comnnits a crinne? Does his color represent his life and his 
mind and his thoughts and make them all worthless? 

Why do some resent my existence? If I am a Jew, how does 
that change my soul? Why can they persecute me for trying to make 
my life easier; for trying to exist as a human being? 

Why is there hatred in us? Why did Sod make evil a part of 
us? Why can't we live as brothers? 

Does God know . . . 

by Joseph Beatus 

. . .The Answer 

by Seymour Shapiro 

i. HE seeker seeks. The scholar hunts; all reaching for the answer to their queries. 
Why? Why the tragedy of six million martyred Jews? Why the fateful explosion of 
the Atom bomb? Why the riots in Selma? Why all the barriers of race? Why hate and 
bigotry throughout a civilized world? 

Man seeks, but he can find no answer. At the brink of despair he turns to the 
heavens. The heavens,- where Almighty God has placed his throne of glory; God, who 
Is his Infinite wisdom, controls all the actions and thouohts of mortal man. 

Why? n^yaiia v^v vtnDo\y iv ,n\joi?)3 lyiiiN ipij din )>h a person 

does not prick his finger, on earth, unless it is so decreed from above. 

Each move of man and men on this world is but a small piece of a giant blue- 
print, carefully constructed by a master architect. The deeds of mankind are no secret 
to the ruler of all. They are merely minute lines in a master drawing. 

But why are such disasters allowed to happen? Would not all mankind benefit 
if only good prevailed on earth? Why the need for misery? Why must the poor and 
hungry and the underprivileged of the world suffer? Could not God, in his infinite 
wisdom, eradicate oppression and evil from the world? 

"D>a\l' nN^>a "<in ,D>)3W »1>3 l33n„ — Everything is in the hands of God, but 
for the reverence of God. 

Were God to eliminate evil from the face of the earth, what contrast would 
remain in the world of man? How could man be rewarded for abstention, when no 
temptation could lie before him? 

How can good exist, if there is no evil to contrast it? 'DUi DIQTII D>>nn,, 

"niJ^pm DDian /T*3ai» — ■ I have given before you life and death, 

a blessing and a curse. 

The free choice stands before us all. And, to those who choose good in the face 
of evil, the reward of the righteous is in the world to come. 

'n i3T(jjn 
ijjTn niiuj]i 


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Turn us unto Thee, O Lord, and we shall be 

Renew our days as of old. 

(Lamenfations 6:21) 

We have attempted to present a lucid, concrete, view of man's eternal search 
for truth. This search is embodied in the eternal question, "Why?" We can do naught 
but give one answer which we have found in our searchings. The hands of God 
controls each "Why?" and each "Because." We have found our answer but other 
questions remain. Let each individual find in his innermost soul the answers to his 

— Gary Epstein 
Seymour Shapiro 


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Joseph Beatus, 478 Empire Boulevard SL 6-6881 

Nathan Bednarsh, 2189 East ?lst Street Nl 6-3240 

Howard Benjamini, 461 Empire Boulevard PR 2-0651 

Hov/ard Berman, 1425 — 51st Street HY 4-7655 

Martin Bialik, 956 — 51st Street GE 6-4581 

Alan Bigel, 2005 East 34th Street DE 9-0476 

Abraham Birnbaum, 2667 East 64th Street RN 3-6264 

Jeffrey Bleicher, 4810 Flatlands Avenue CH 1-8690 

Gary Brick, 3119 Nostrand Avenue DE 9-8425 

Hov/ard Bryks, 1922 East 7th Street DE 9-5742 

Steven Chalfin, 22 Webster Avenue GE 6-8631 

Philip Chernofsky, 1420 Carroll Street HY 3-9415 

Theodore Diskind, 1224 — 48th Street UL 4-0796 

Gary Epstein, 63 Pomona Avenue, Newark 201 WA 6-5073 

Melvin Feinberg, 545 Alabama Avenue Dl 5-0483 

Stewart Feinberg, 545 Alabama Avenue Dl 5-0483 

Harvey Feintuch, 828 Midwood Street PR 2-1265 

Allen Fishman, 1384 Carroll Street PR 2-4495 

Gary Freedman, 1507 — 52nd Street HY 4-7192 

Judah Freedman, 1575 — 46th Street GE 6-6331 

Ira Friedman, 1125 — 54th Street UL 2-5757 

Joel Friedman, 957 East 10th Street CL 2-1569 

Zev Friedman, 1412 — 57th Street UL 1-5358 

Lazar Fruchter, 1126 — 51st Street UL 3-8153 

Irving Fuchs, 110 Brighwater Court Nl 8-7311 

Edward Geisler, 1022 Linden Boulevard EV 5-1379 

Harold Gellis, 73 East 35th Street UL 6-0467 

Milton GerstI, 1917 Avenue O DE 6-1448 

Sam Goldman, 156 East 94th Street PR 3-5510 

Martin Gottleib, 1157 — 43rd Street UL 4-9382 

Irving Greisman, 2304 Newkirk Avenue UL 9-5107 

Joseph Grunwald, 1855 — 50th Street UL 4-0598 

Isadore Gutwein, 1247 East 55th Street HI 4-8344 

David Hershkovits, 3100 Brighton 3rd Street Nl 8-6723 

Alan Hirth, 2366 East 18th Street TW 1-8604 

Israel Jacobowitz, 1 270 Ocean Avenue UL 9-5978 

Abraham Karkowsky, 2894 West 8th Street ES 3-6809 

Hyman Kislak, 721a East 7th Street GE 8-5764 

Sidney Klein, 810 Midwood Street PR 8-5242 

David Kuritzky, 5522 Avenue H CL 1-0851 

Marvin Lebowitz, 50 East 19th Street BU 4-3440 

Robert Leibowitz, 1430 — 51st Street HY 4-9514 

Arthur Levenglick, 1531 — 41st Street TR 1-6529 

Gary Levine, 636 Brooklyn Avenue PR 8-7332 

Robert Lewis, 451 Kingston Avenue SL 6-4148 

Dov Loriner, 1318 West 6th Street BE 2-2909 

David Morgenstern, 151 Avenue O BE 6-3806 

Norman Morgenstern, 1913 — 68th Street CL 6-3011 

Ira Morrow, 239 Ocean Avenue BU 2-8257 

Howard Nusbaum, 221 Linden Boulevard BU 2-1028 

Martin Oliner, 231 East 89th Street 451-1720 

Nathan Presser, 190 East 17th Street IN 9-5310 

Henry Prybysh, 948 Eastern Parkway PR 3-7355 

Michael Ravetch, 623 Avenue T Nl 5-0577 

Raymond Reich, 717 Eastern Parkway HY 3-8079 

Michael Reinhard, 949 East 12th Street CL 2-5994 

Joseph Reinhold, 1344 East 10th Street Nl 5-7714 

Martin Reinman, 1159 — 55th Street GE 8-2175 

Joseph Rosenfeld, 1180 — 51st Street UL 3-0619 

Eugene Rostker, 290 East 53rd Street Dl 2-4202 

David Savitzky, 295 Montgomery Street SL 6-5082 

Joseph Schleifer, 150 West 174th Street, Bronx 878-8223 

Isadore Schmukler, 1207 East 55th Street CL 1-71 1 1 

David Schnall, 3 Leon Drive, Monsey 914 EL 2-4068 

Willie Schor, 107 Avenue F GE 5-8439 

Norman Seidenfeld, 61 Mortense Stieet IN 2-6148 

Gerald Seligsohn, 1455 — 55th Street UL 1-6487 

Mayer Shapiro, 1008 — 44th Street UL 4-4126 

Nathan Shapiro, 5115 — 13th Avenue TR 1-2046 

Seymour Shapiro, 141 East 56th Street EV 5-1006 

George Silberman, 265 Quentin Road ES 6-1791 

Alan Sirote, 4305 — 15th Avenue GE 5-7470 

Arie Sommer, 905 — 43rd Street TR 1-2988 

Elliot Spitz, 116-16 Metropolitan Ave., Kew Gardens 847-6731 

Alan Springer, 2229 East 57th Place CH 1-5198 

Abraham Stein, 25 Clara Street GE 8-8119 

Ira Traeger, 2050 East 18th Street DE 6-0189 

Aaron Weinberg, 2033 — 78th Street TE 7-1675 

Bernard Weiner, 921 Ocean Parkway ES 7-7067 

Elliott Weinhouse, 2894 West 8th Street ES 3-2192 

Emanuel Weinstein, 236 Montgomery Street IN 9-7593 

Louis Weiss, 105 Winthrop Street IN 2-5814 

Joseph Welfeld, 49 Lee Avenue EV 4-0220 

Sol Zaicgendler, 882 East 10th Street 377-4924 

Samuel Zomber, 781 Ocean Avenue IN 9-3147 

Arthur Zwillenberg, 836 Crown Street PR 3-5693 

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